Kiwi Gold (Rio 2016 Paralympic Campaign)
America’s Cup sailors, and Multiple World Champions David Barnes and Richard Dodson have both had Multiple Sclerosis for the last 13 years.
Richard and David have been professional sailors since the early 1990’s – between them they have competed in 9 Americas Cup Regattas, winning two.
Collectively they have won 8 World Championships and a long list of New Zealand National Championships.
When the opportunity arose to harness their undoubted talent in disabled sailing they took some convincing they could campaign to the high standards they have set in the past.
But now they have set sail to try and qualify for Rio, Brazil for the 2016 Paralympics.
The boys wish to extend their thanks to all that have supported them so far on this journey.