Challenged America Is
It’s been three years since the San Diego-based Challenged America program
officially entered a boat in an offshore race. But with the recent donation
of a 43-foot racing sailboat and the Ensenada race already on their calendar,
Challenged America announced its return by being at the starting line
for the 61st Newport-to-Ensenada International Yacht Race on Friday, April
to actively racing once again with our entry in the Ensenada Race couldn’t
have been more appropriate and exciting," said Kevin Wixom, a Challenged
America sailor since his leg was traumatically amputated in an auto accident
five years earlier. "We have a new boat that we know little about,
and have yet to modify the boat for many of Team Challenged America’s
sailors with disabilities, but we put out a general call for crew, and
was able to put it all together at the last minute…and so glad we did.
Challenged America is definitely back."