Smooth as a Sunday sail

Skipper Noel Robins (left) holds the tiller and chats with teammates Graeme Martin (centre) and Jamie Dunross as they compete in the Sonar class in the sailing competition at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Benefitting from Robins’ vast experience, the team won Australia’s first sailing gold medal. Dunross, who has quadriplegia, sits in a pivoting seat which can move from side to side across the boat so that he stays on the windward side as he controls the ropes (“sheets”) at the front of the boat.