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Press Release 05-116

Ability, Not Disability, at Heart of Yacht Trek

Student projects help physically challenged sailors competitively race across Pacific

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Jim Halverson, one of the Challenged America crew, boards the <i>B'Quest</i>

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The crew of the B'Quest has worked with engineering students and professors from San Diego State University to develop equipment that will meet the specialized needs of the sailors. The video segment highlights this process and the motivations that underlie the collaboration.

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Credit: National Science Foundation

 

Image of the <i>B'Quest</i> as taken from a helicopter by Geri Conser

Image of the Challenged America crew racing the B'Quest as taken from a helicopter by Geri Conser.

Credit: gericonser@earthlink.net


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Crew member retrieval system designed by SDSU students and professors

While not ultimately used on the B'Quest, the students and professors at SDSU designed this crew-member retrieval system for use on the B'Quest and other sailing vessels.

Credit: SDSU


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This seat is one of the models designed by SDSU students and professors for the <i>B'Quest</i>

This seat, in place on the B'Quest is one of the models designed by SDSU students and professors as part of the NSF Engineering Senior Design Projects for Persons with Disabilities program.

Credit: SDSU


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