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Despite widespread doubt at pro racer Dee Smith’s disability, he passed whatever disability exam ISAF threw at him and has already been selected as the US Paralympic sailor for the 2.4 mR competition in Rio this summer.  Medemblik, Netherlands is Dee’s first regatta since scoring the slot, and he started off his career as an Olympian today with a literal “Bang!”. What a douche.
We don’t know what happened at all, but we do know what a huge hole in the pre-start on the starboard side of the boat means 99% of the time.  See the title of this piece for more information…
Photo thanks to Sander van der Borch.