COWES Corinthian Yacht Club hopes to inspire children and young adults with a physical disability to take up sailing.
The club is hosting a 2.4mR class racing event tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday to inspire the next generation of Paralympic sailors.
The 2.4mR class is a one-person Paralympic class boat but is also an open class which able-bodied people race.
The event is the brainchild of Andy Cassell, who won gold in the Atlanta Paralympics in 1996 in the Sonar class, and Matt Grier, RYA Skandia Team GBR disability racing development coach, who also lives in Cowes.
Andrew Millband, who sailed with Andrew in the Sonar, is managing the event on behalf of the club and also participating.
Skandia Team GBR sailor Hannah Stodel, who will complete in this year’s Paralympics, will be helping out on both days.
Racing will be from 1pm on Sunday and 11am on Monday, and should be visible from the Shrape, East Cowes.
Organisers hope it will become an annual event and include other Paralympic classes.