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Timothy Dempsey #172

Jan Apel, New Zealand Paralympian in boat with Timothy Dempsey

Tim started sailing in the youth classes at the Rotorua Yacht Club, before finding his love for sailing again as an adult through Sailability Auckland. Tim made his debut at the London 2012 Paralympic Games along with 2 other New Zealand Para sailors. He joined forces with teammate Jan Apel to race the two Person Keelboat event. Tim is still heavily involved with Sailability Auckland. He promotes the sport and provides opportunities for disabled sailors to follow their sporting dreams.

Tim officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in Auckland in February 2020.

Paralympic Results
Paralympic GamesResult
London 2012
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  • Hometown: Auckland

  • Born: 30 July 1971

  • Eligible Impairment: Tetraplegic

  • Games Year: London 2012

  • Para Sport: Para sailing

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