3 Paralympic racing boats unveiled

July 2, 2008 12:51:08 PM PDT
The Chicago Park District unveiled three Paralympic racing boats Saturday specifically designed for people with disabilities. The city's first lady, Maggie Daley, christened the boats in Burnham Harbor.

"Sailors with disabilities are as good as, or better, than able-bodied sailors," Mayor Daley said.

All three boats are of the style that will be used in September's Paralympic Games in China.

One boat is named Maggie, and that drew a laugh from the mayor.


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