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Yachtswoman of the Year to race on Long Island

Jen French, 2012 Paralympic silver medalist and the first disabled women to be selected as the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year will be competing in the Robie Pierce Regattas for Disabled Sailors.

“After a long, grueling Paralympic campaign, I really look forward to this year’s event,” French said. “This regatta is all about fun and getting new people into adaptive sailing. I wouldn’t miss this event for the world.”

French recently released her new book: “On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology,” an inspiring story of how she overcame many of the obstacles she encountered after being paralyzed in a snowboarding accident.

The Women’s Regatta, the first and only all-women’s disabled regatta will be sailed May 30 off the waters of Milton Harbor, N.Y. The full Robie begins on May 31 and runs to June 2.

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