Quick facts


June 1, 1970


Halifax, NS


Halifax, NS


Beijing 2008

Rio 2016


Paul Tingley competed at his fifth Paralympic Games in Rio and won the bronze medal in the three-person keelboat.  His teammates were Scott Lutes and Logan Campbell.

He won a gold medal in the 2.4m event at the 2008 Games in Beijing and a bronze in the Sonar class at Sydney in 2000. He was fifth in the 2.4mR Class in the 2012 Beijing Paralympics.at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Tingley grew up in a sports-obsessed family, started sailing at age 10, and racing at 25. In 1994, a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. In 1998, a friend suggested he move to Victoria to sail with the disabled team and try out for the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games. Tingley went on to compete in both the 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games in the Sonar, a three-person keelboat.

Tingley returned to Halifax in 2005 and began racing the one-person boat, 2.4 mR, which he sailed in the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. Tingley is considered one of the top solo competitors in the world, even among able-bodied sailors.


2000 (bronze), 2004, 2008 (gold), 2012 and 2016 (bronze) Paralympic Games…



Tingley dedicates the majority of his time to sailing, but when he is not on the water, he is typically spending his time with family and friends.



2016 Paralympic Games – 3 person keelboat – 3rd

2016 Miami World Cup – Sonar – 1st

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup – Sonar – 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games – 2.4mR – 5th

2008 Paralympic Games – 2.4mR – 1st

2004 Paralympic Games – Sonar – 7th

2000 Paralympic Games – Sonar – 3rd

Paralympic Medals