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Sailing help for disabled.

A company in Huddersfield has helped a sailing club launch a new boat for use by disabled people.

Turnbridge engineering firm Cummins Turbo Technologies has sponsored a specialised dinghy at Otley Sailing Club.

The new dinghy joins a fleet of three other similarly-designed craft as part of the Sailfree programme.

This allows young people with physical disabilities or complex learning difficulties to go dinghy sailing in a safe and friendly environment.

The new dinghy, SD Princess, was officially named and launched at the sailing club by the Princess Royal, the president of the Royal Yachting Association.

The launch was attended by television personality Sir Jimmy Saville, a life member of the sailing club, and local MP Greg Mullholland.

It was also attended by Paul Ibbotson, managing director of Cummins Turbo Technologies, David Clay, the firm's applied mechanics manager, and Mark McGovern, Sailfree programme leader.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 30, 2006
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