The Paralympic Development Program is an initiative that the National Sailing Academy at Antigua took up this year. They include participants from six different countries. This program and clinic initiative was the first of its kind to be held in Antigua. It was organized from 19th to 25th January. The academy hosted coaches and sailors from different countries like Venezuela, Tobago, Trinidad, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, and Colombia besides having people from the same country.
The PDP initiative was similarly held in 2018. The 2018 program was supported by 23 sailors and 19 coaches as well as four members of the National Authority representatives. This was the build-up to the Para World Sailing Championships that was held in 2018 at Sheboygan, Wisconsin in the USA. The championships were attended by representatives from 39 nations who competed in Para World Sailing categories.
There would be similar initiatives organized and forthcoming camps and their dates and program details would be announced on the official website of the National Sailing Academy.
Antigua is the base for several sailing events every year and this year it is no different. As the other parts of the world experience freezing cold conditions, many sailors are heading to this region to participate in the different offshore races and sailing week events scheduled in the forthcoming months.