Name: Russell Boaden
Disability: Physical Impairment – Brachial plexus –
Acquired through motorcycle accident
- Sonar Three Person
Experience: Beijing 2008
Day 6: Three-Person Keelboat, Sonar
Day 7: Three-Person Keelboat, Sonar
Day 8: Three-Person Keelboat, Sonar
Day 9: Three-Person Keelboat, Sonar
Day 10: Three-Person Keelboat, Sonar
Russell was involved in a motorbike accident
when he was 22-years-old, damaging his brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is
a network of nerves which runs from the spine.
He began sailing when he was 32-years-old at the
Royal Perth Yacht Club.
Two years after he began sailing Russell debuted
for Australia at the 2006 World Cup in Rochester, New York.
Boaden was part of the bronze medal winning
three-person sonar crew in Beijing 2008.
Russell has a superstition which leads him to
wear a knee brace in every competition, despite the fact that it is not
Apart from sailing Boaden hopes to one day
represent Australia in golf at the