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640 Toronto: Toronto Weekends with Maggie John 09/02/2023
The Mobility Cup: "The Regatta of Possibility"

Today on the show Maggie is joined by Karen-Ann Xavier, Regatta Chair and the Principal Administrator of Able Sail Toronto.

They chat about The Mobility Cup, a regatta for people with physical and neurological disabilities, in which they can actively participate in the delightful past time of sailing!

CBC News - Patrick Swadden: Sailors with disabilities compete in Canada's 2023 Mobility Cup. 08/29/2023

Competitors use Martin-16 vessels, which feature an adapted joystick tiller to help them steer, and electronic buttons that multiply hand strength for better control of the sails. Organizers say the Mobility Cup is called the "regatta of possibility,” which challenges various barriers in the spirit of friendly competition.

CBC News - Patrick Swadden: 'It's freeing': Sailors with disabilities come from across Canada to compete in 2023 Mobility Cup.
Sailors from across Canada have come to Toronto for the Mobility Cup, a regatta for people with physical and neurological disabilities. Adaptive boats allow people with ALS, Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities to compete.
Linda Clarke, right, was diagnosed with ALS 12 years ago, but has continued sailing through the use of adapted boats. (Laura Pedersen/CBC) READ MORE>>
CityNews - David Zura: Mobility Cup sails into Toronto waters.
The international regatta will be underway through most of the week hosting competitors from across Canada and the United States. David Zura explains. 08/27/2023

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