Sailors with disABILITIES
Name: Francisco Orozco

Nickname: Frankie
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Age: 35
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Lives: Sydney
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Disability: Able-bodied

Career: Pharmaceutical Engineer

Likes: Horses, sea, reading, my job, helping others.

Dislikes: negative attitude

Joined SWD: 2015

Position on Yacht: bow

Summary of sailing experience:

Francisco started sailing in Noumea in 2009 and hasn't stopped since.

He has sailed all around Australia including the Sydney to Hobart in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

In Europe Francisco sailed in the Tour de France a la voile in 2012, the Half Ton Cup.

And the Melges 24 world championship in Italy 2012 and in Melbourne in 2014.
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We interviewed Francisco about participating in the Sydney to Sydney Challenge:

What’s exciting about being part of SWD’s Sydney to Sydney Challenge?

""I think the most exciting part is just to be part of something that goes beyond and above the normal and routine life. To get better and exceed your usual self in something. I think these guys do an extraordinary job to go above and beyond their own limits." 
What would you like to say to someone who looks at this and thinks, ‘I can’t do it.’?

"I would say that before saying I can’t, and to give up, just have a go at it. Just try. I don’t think there’s how many times you fail; there’s how many times you stood up, you know, so just have a go at it."
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