Parasailing

New Zealand - Parasailing


Para-sailing is more of a novelty activity rather than a sport. Although it is possible for people with disabilities to para-sail in the U.S., it is much easier to do so in other countries, as other countries are far less litigious.

There were 5 of us on the boat. I was the first to go up. After going up several hundred feet, the boat slowed down. With little forward movement, the para-sail began to descend. As I got closer to the water, I began to get nervous. Was the boat having mechanical problems? When I was perhaps 40 feet from the water, the boat gained speed and I began to rise again. I later learned they did that to everyone.

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These pictures were taken by my brother Rob as I was reeled on to the boat.

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My brother Rob took the picture below while he was aloft.

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Para-sailing is more of a novelty activity rather than a sport. Although it is possible for people with disabilities to para-sail in the U.S., it is much easier to do so in other countries, as other countries are far less litigious.

There were 5 of us on the boat. I was the first to go up. After going up several hundred feet, the boat slowed down. With little forward movement, the para-sail began to descend. As I got closer to the water, I began to get nervous. Was the boat having mechanical problems? When I was perhaps 40 feet from the water, the boat gained speed and I began to rise again. I later learned they did that to everyone.