I've always done a lot of sport in my life. I always keep my eyes open for sports that I can still practice with my handicap. I actively play wheelchair basketball and ride a handbike, I got to know sailing in the 2.4mR as part of a rehabilitation measure in Plau am See. I was enthusiastic from the beginning and stayed with it.
Before the rehab I had no contact with sailing. What I like about the 2.4er is that it can be sailed by non-handicapped and handicapped people alike, because athletic and physical characteristics are rather secondary. The 2.4 series offers every sailor equal opportunities thanks to its wide range of customization options. The right trim is important to sail a 2.4 really fast - there is still a lot for me to learn.
At Plauer Hai-Live eV I found my 'home port', a great little club that has made so much possible for me and where I spend a lot of time in the summer months. Friendship, camaraderie and joy in sailing - that's what I've experienced with the Plauer Haien and also in this sailing class since I've been actively participating in regattas.
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