Invictus Games 2018 UK Team Trials Get Under Way
WEYMOUTH, UK – THURSDAY 29th MARCH 2018: UK hopefuls for the Invictus Games 2018 have trialled in Sailing after the sport was introduced for the first time to the Invictus Games programme.
The Invictus Games is an international multi-sport event set up by Prince Harry, and open to wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans.
Sailing is one of the 11 sports to feature in the Games, which will be held this year in Sydney from 20 – 27 October 2018. The boat classes for the UK Team are the Elliot7 and the Hansa 303; five sailors will be selected for the UK team, which will be announced in May.
70 hopefuls – all wounded, injured and sick Veterans and Service Personnel – took part in the Weymouth-based trials. This year, 451 hopefuls – more than ever before – applied to be a part of the UK Team; a 47% increase on the number who applied to be a part of the team in Toronto 2017.
Help for Heroes is working in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion to support the UK athletes and hopefuls on their Invictus journey. Help for Heroes will lead the way in training, selecting and developing the UK athletes this year and will be supporting the athletes all the way to Sydney and beyond. The Royal British Legion are supporting the Friends and Family of competitors. The UK Team are proudly sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover.
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