Nick Scandone

Nick Scan Done ( born March 4, 1966 in Santa Ana, California, † January 2, 2009 in Fountain Valley, California ) was an American sailor.

Scan Done, who worked as a sailor since the age of eight, sailed in his youth in the Balboa Yacht Club in Orange County, California. Later he studied at the University of California at Irvine, and sat there, his activities as a sailor continued. Although Scan Done already regarded as Olympic hopeful, he decided after the failed qualification for the Summer Games in Barcelona against a career as an athlete and would rather exercise a "proper job ".

Then he gave up sailing until 2002 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with him ( AS ) was diagnosed. In 2003 he gave up his profession and devoted himself henceforth entirely to the sport of sailing. As of 2004, began to sail Scan Done in competitions. As early as next year, he won the world championship in his disability class. This victory earned him the honor as Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, the highest honor in the U.S. sailing, a.

First, he had enough strength to control the one-man keelboat 2.4mR, but when he because of progressive disease was later weakened and lost control over his legs, he moved to the two-person dinghy SKUD - 18, with a manual operation manages.

In 2008 he took part in the Paralympic Games in Beijing, where she won along with Maureen McKinnon - Tucker the gold medal in the class SKUD - 18th The U.S. team chose Nick Scan Done as a special tribute to the flag bearer at the opening ceremony in Beijing.

Nick Scan Done died January 2, 2009 at his home in Fountain Valley at the consequences of his illness.

Scan Done been married since 1998.

Success as a racing sailor with disabilities

  • 2005 2.4 meter Open World Championships in Elba, Italy: Gold
  • 2005 U.S. Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2006 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia: Fourth Place
  • 2007 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships in Rochester, New York: Gold
  • 2007 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials in Newport, Rhode Iceland: Gold
  • 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing: Gold medal in 2- person keelboat rating ( SKUD -18)
  • 2008 Nomination for Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • 2008 U.S. Sportsman of the Year