Will Street

  • Olympic Development Squad Training Camp WPNSA, 2-5 February

    On the first day we got the boat inside the academy and built a seating device that will hold me up to windward when on each tack and will enable fore and aft adjustment and support. The following day we finished the seat and tested in very light winds. It seemed to work very well and gave me a better posture than the foam back rest that I have been using. I was able to move more freely from side to side. The next day we went on the water, again in about 10 knots of wind, good conditions to test the ‘seat’. We tried various scenarios with and without the side restraints. It proved that the seat back did not naturally allow me to turn my body to face more into the boat when applied. After a slight tweak we continued the seat testing the next day. Whilst on the water I also worked on improving my gybing routines and in particular steering control and using my feet to steer which enabled my hands to be free to adjust the jib sheet, pole and boom. I again got in some good fitness sessions in the gym including using the rowing machine for the first time which enabled me to exercise my legs, which I have not been able to do in years!

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At the age of twelve, I was diagnosed with Freidriechs Ataxia, a degenerative genetic disorder which affects my nerves and muscle co-ordination. I have chosen not to research my condition as I would rather live for today and focus on the life I lead rather than dwell on what might be.

My passion is sailing and my aim is to win the World Championships and when sailing regains its Paralympic status, a Gold Medal.

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Para World Sailing Championships Sheboygan USA, 16-22 September

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