Name: Jennifer French
Sport: Para Sailing
Event: 2-Person Keelboat (SKUD 18); Skipper
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
College: Bridgewater State College

Paralympic Experience:
  • 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (skud18)
Career Highlights:
  • 2012 Rolex Miami OCR (ISAF Sailing World Cup), SKUD18 – 3rd
  • 2011 IFDS Worlds, SKUD18 – 2nd
  • 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, (ISAF Sailing World Cup) , SKUD18 – 1st
  • 2009 Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, Fla. (ISAF Sailing World Cup), Sonar – 5th
  • 2009 US Disabled Sailing Championship, Ideal 18 – 1st

Fun Facts: Seven-time winner of the Milan-Gruson Award for top disabled female skipper… Executive director of Neurotech Network… Member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club… Born in
North Royalton, a small town in northeastern Ohio...Introduced to windsurfing as a college
student while on her second date with her now husband, Tim… Her story was featured in
the documentary film, "To Have Courage", and in the book, Shattered Nerves… As a result of
a snowboarding accident in 1998, French became a quadriplegic from a C6-7 incomplete
spinal cord injury.

Learn more: 
US Para Sailing