In September, the U.S. Sailing Team won both gold and silver medals in the Sonar and SKUD-18 classes. Paul Callahan, 49, from Cambridge, Mass., attributes the United States' success at paralympic sailing to, "experience, teamwork, talent, and coaching." In a recent conversation, Callahan explained to me that disabled sailing, "gets to the grit of what the United States stands for: overcoming adversity, competing as a team, and attempting to win fairly." He also pointed out that people with disabilities have to overcome a bit more to get the boat around the racecourse quickly.