AbleSail’s National Board Steered by New Chair
Paul Tingley talks leadership and building momentum for AbleSailing
Paul Tingley needs no introduction in the AbleSailing world. A five-time Paralympic medallist, he is considered one of the world’s top solo competitors in the sport. His deep involvement with SailAble Nova Scotia since the mid-90s and, later, service on the AbleSail Network Canada board of directors paved the way for his 2020 election as AbleSail’s chair.
Paul Tingley winning Gold in Qingdao China 2008
A LEADER’S VISION FOR ABLESAILING
In this role, Paul brings his own unique skill set and perspectives, providing leadership and building relationships with stakeholders from coast to coast. The goal: increasing awareness of and participation in adapted sailing programs to offer Canadian sailors with disabilities.
“Based on my experience with disabled sailing and what it’s done for me in my life, I passionately believe in it. I want to share the experience with others and make sure that others are aware that this opportunity is available to them.”
Paula Stone, AbleSail Vice-Chair, believes Paul is an excellent choice to lead the organization. “Thanks to his natural leadership style, long experience with disabled sailing programs nationally, and competitive sailing worldwide, Paul is well equipped to build and strengthen key relationships for the AbleSail Network. We’re excited to see him continue with our organization’s efforts to expand capacity and offer our programs to more sailors with disabilities.”