Welcome toSail Challenge Inspire, a comprehensive resource to help provide information about Maureen McKinnon-Tucker's Paralympic endeavors, her developmental sailing clinics for other disabled folks and booking Maureen to speak to your group or for an event.
2012 Campaign - Maureen's Gold Medal win with Nick Scandone in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics has only strengthened her resolve to compete again. Click here to learn about the Beijing campaign, blogs, photos and her plans for LONDON 2012!
Giving Back - Join Maureen as she works to expand the opportunities for other disabled folks to learn to sail. Your sponsorship will help empower more people with disabilities experience the freedom sailing can bring. Click here to learn more, volunteer or see upcoming clinic dates.
Hire Her - Book Maureen for a speaking engagement. Her Story to Gold has inspired and awed many. Click here to receive more information about the various talks she can inspire your audience with.
Maureen is a "Hometown Hero" on WHDH-TV in Boston. This is from the regional NBC affiliate covering the Games, and aired August 21, 2008.
Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2008 16:08
Sail! Challenge! Inspire
Written by Web Master
Saturday, 12 June 2010 11:54
Sail Challenge Inspire is what Maureen McKinnon-Tucker and other Paralympic sailors do. In 1992, Maureen was permanently paralyzed by a fall in Rockland, Maine while her husband Dan Tucker was racing J/24 sailboats. Maureen was supposed to be racing as well, but her team cancelled at the last moment. While walking her bicycle to the ferry, she tripped and fell over the edge of a seawall, landing 13 feet below in the sand at low tide.
Before her injury, Maureen was a casual racing sailor. She was more interested in the apres sail activities than taking the racing seriously. After her injury, things changed...
It has been said that Nick and I are the favorites to win the Gold Medal in the Paralympic SKUD 18 class in Beijing in September, but we need your help. Take advantage of your last opportunity to make a year end tax deductible donation. Your help will allow us to compete for the gold.