Tim Angle

Sailing

Tim Angle
  • 2008

Tim Angle's first sailing adventure was with his father when he was just two weeks old. Years later, Angle traveled to Beijing to compete in his first Paralympic Games.

Angle began competing in sailing when he was seven years old at the Pleon Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts.  By age eight, was skippering an Opti. He went on to sail in high school, but during his freshman year of college he lost his arm to bacterial meningitis. Angle returned to college and attempted to steer boats with his feet. Despite good speed against other college sailors, boat-handling in a 420 was a difficult challenge.  Thus, he took to coaching his school's team and deepened his education as a sailor while helping the team and other coaches.

For the past seven years, Angle has campaigned a triple-handed Sonar with skipper Rick Doerr, in hopes of making the U.S. Paralympic Team. The long road to Qingdao has taken Angle across the globe since then. He and Doerr have competed at locals in Sweden, Greece and the Netherlands to name a few. 

When he's not sailing, Angle works as a manager at iRobot, a company that sells robots designed for everything from household to military use.

Major Achievements:

  • 2008: U.S. Paralympic Team member, Sailing - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • 2008: First place - U.S. Sailing's Independence Cup, Rye, NY
  • 2007: United States Olympic Committee Paralympian of the Year, Sailing
  • 2007: First place - U.S. Paralympic Team Trials, Newport, R.I.
  • 2007: First place - IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships, Rochester, N.Y.
  • 2006: First place - America's Disabled Open Midwinter Championship, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • 2005: First place - America's Regatta, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • 2005: First place - Disabled Midwinter Championship, St. Petersburg, Fla.