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Britain’s largest sailing event for sailors with disabilities.

The Multiclass Regatta takes place on 2 and 3 August at Rutland Sailing club in the East Midlands.

Over 45 boats will be on the water sailed by people of all ages and abilities.

This the eighth time the event has taken place and this year’s entry list is the biggest so far

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Forget everything on the water

Monique Foster usually sails at Frensham Pond sailing club in Surrey. But this weekend she is racing in Britain's largest sailing event for people with disabilites.

Monique finds racing in sailing dinghies is a great way to forget everything and enjoy the freedom on the water.

The Multiclass Regatta is being sailing on Rutland Water in the East Midlands on 2 and 3 August.

From Glasgow to Rutland

Martin Hadley, from Poole in Dorset, is sailing in Britain's largest regatta for people with disabilities this weekend on Rutland Water in the East Midlands.

He's just competed in a special sailing race into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Martin has a nickname. He told Event Broadcast more...

Back on the water

Chris Emmet, from Loughborough, had sailed when he was younger but gave it up when his multiple sclerosis worsened. A chance meeting got him back on the water.

This weekend (2 and 3 Aug 2014) he is sailing in the Multiclass Regatta, Britain's largest sailing event for sailors with disabilities.

Chris explained more...

Olympic medallist helps out

London 2012 bronze medallist, Niki Birrell is on the water to give valuable coaching hints to the competitors in the Multiclass Regatta being held this weekend on Rutland Water.

Over 50 boats are taking part in the event which is Britain's largest sailing event for sailors with disabilities.

Niki Birrell spoke to Event Broadcast's Tracey Clarke about the Multiclass Regatta and his hopes for Rio.

A regatta for all

2 August 2014

Today is the start of the Multiclass Regatta, Britain's largest sailing event for sailors with disabilities.

Over 50 boats are on the water in a variety of dinghies, single handed and crewed.

RYA Sailability manager, Debbie Blachford is looking forward to the national weekend of sailing.

Rutland on the way to Rio

Southampton University student Alex Hovden is competing in the Multiclass Regatta at Rutland Water this weekend. It's the largest sailing event in Britain for sailors with disabilities.

Alex, who has cerebral palsy, is already a member of the British Sailing team and is hoping for great things in Rio in 2016.

He tells Tracey Clarke how he got into sailing and how the sport really suits everyone.

Isle of Sheppey sails in

Dean Abra from the Isle of Sheppey is sailing in Britain's largest sailing event for sailors with disabilities this weekend.

Dean Abra, who has multiple sclerosis (MS) will sail an adapted single handed tri-maran in the Multiclass Regatta at Rutland Sailing club in the East Midlands.

Over 50 boats will be on the water, sailed by people of all ages and abilities. This the eighth year of the event and the biggest entry list so far.

Dean loves the feeling of freedom on the water

New Forest sailor fierce competitor

Tom Harper, from the New Forest, is competing in Britain’s largest sailing event for sailors with disabilities this weekend.

The event takes place at Rutland Sailing club in the East Midlands. Over 50 boats will be on the water sailed by people of all ages and abilities.

This is the eighth time the event has taken place and this year’s entry list is the biggest so far.

Tom took up sailing again after an accident twelve years ago.

Yorkshire sailor goes for it

A sailor from near Ripon, in Yorkshire, is taking part in Britain’s largest sailing event for sailors with disabilities.

Roy Emmerson, who had a brain tumour and stroke, is sailing an adapted dinghy in the national Multiclass Regatta at Rutland Sailing club in the East Midlands.

He sails with partner Nichola Brown, a wheel chair user.

Over 50 boats will be on the water, sailed by people of all ages and abilities. This is the eighth year of the event and the biggest entry list so far.

Roy told Tracey Clarke how he began sailing

Ric roars into Rutland

Ric Cassell, from Sandiacre, nr Nottingham made a grand entrance to Rutland Water Sailing Club when he roared up on his adapted Harley Davidson.

He is sailing in the Multiclass Regatta, the largest sailing event for sailors with disabilities.

Ric had competed in wheel chair racing for many years but has now made the change to sailing,

Ric talks about his hopes for the weekend and about the Harley!

Dart Sailability entry

Robert Boyd, from Dart Sailability, is racing in the Multiclass Regatta on Rutland Water this weekend.

Robert is used to the tidal challenges on the Dart but will face some tough competition at Britain's largest sailing event for sailors with disabilities.

Event Broadcast's Tracey Clarke caught up with Robert as he prepared to go on the water on the training day.