World famous “disabled” sailor Dee Smith will attempt to overcome his “disability” to navigate the R/P 74 Wizard to Hawaii. We expect that Wizard has been refitted with “disabled” sailor friendly ergonomics and other physical asissts to ensure that “disabled” sailor Smith can adequately deal with his “disability” on the long and often difficult 2,225 mile ocean race.
We salute the bravery of Smith as he stares down his “disability” on this voyage. Surely there are other disabled sailors sailing on non-disabled sailor crewed boats in this race, correct?
And it is so heartwarming to see that the sailing community has rallied around Smith and his quest for $270,000 in funding for his disabled Paralympics dream. He has received $90.00.