Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Paralympic Sailing


Having done a few posts on the Olympics from Weymouth I had to include one of the Paralympics too! Unlike the Olympic Sailing the Paralympics were much quieter. All the races took place inside Portland Harbour which was further away from the shore and you could only watch from a distance.


This time there was no ticketed event and I felt sorry for the competitors that they did not have same huge crowds watching them. Although we watched the games every evening on TV I never saw anything televised about the sailing.


 If you are interested in seeing some more photos of the Paralympic Sailing events look here. The sailing was cancelled on the last day of the competition as there was no wind, so the results of the previous days determined the winners.  The final results were Great Britain and Netherlands came joint first and Australia was third..

The end of the Paralympics in Weymouth was marked by hundreds of school children dancing along the Esplanade dressed as sea creatures. It was such a colourful spectacle. Members of the local bowling club stopped to view the children going by.....




The end of the paralympics seems to bring an amazing summer of celebrations to a close, with first the Jubliee and then the Olympics and Paralympics. As a family we have all enjoyed watching both games and I hope the legacy of inspiration, hope and friendship will continue, it will certainly be a summer to remember!

Sarah x

15 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more with your last paragraph. Juliex

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  2. And the sporting achievements just keep coming with Andy Murray having won his first Grand Slam! Yes, it was a fabulous few weeks but like all good things it had to come to an end. I wonder if we'll be this enthusiastic in 4 years time!
    June

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  3. This is such a brilliant post! I am grateful to all this from you! I think it is definitely a summer to remember and especially the Paralympics have had a lot of publicity and attention! A true success! Christa

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  4. WOW, What an amazing summer your country had. Thanks for including us in. Have a wonderful day.

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  5. Those school children looked great, I can imagine the work that went into that one! I haven't watched or followed anything at all olympic related but it was still the biggest thing of the summer and I'll certainly remember the olympics even though I didn't follow them!

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  6. It truly has been an amazing summer of events, I love the little children's outfits, so colourful and so very clever
    Thea x

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  7. Yes it was a fantastic summer of celebrations and now it's sadly come to an end, but what wonderful memories to pass on to our children and grandchildren.
    Patricia x

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  8. A beautifully summed up finale Sarah - but weren't those one eyed cyclops things strange?

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  9. A lovely post Sarah, it's been a summer of sport and I've really enjoyed it - I suprise myself sometimes!

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  10. Bet it was a great celebration! We've had a great summer, the jubilee and both Olympics have been fantastic to watch! Ada :)

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  11. Greta photo's of the Paralympics. Iir was beautiful for the sportspeople and the visitors from all over.

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  12. The colours in that children's parade! Stunning!

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  13. How did your friend's son go in his first Paralympics?

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  14. Dean did so well but missed out on a medal see http://roseytintedspectacles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/the-mighty-roar.html , there were many of us from blogs watching his race.
    Sarah

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  15. The children's parade looked like it was fun. I loved all of the sport, but didn't see much of the sailing. Sad now it's all over, but I bet it will be exciting in Rio!

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