Mississippi Special Olympics Southeastern Regatta, 2012

Here are photographs from the Thursday and Friday events in the Special Olympics of Mississippi Southeastern Regatta, which is being conducted Aug. 9-11 from the Biloxi Yacht Club. The event features 19 teams and 50 athletes and families from Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi. Some events on the water were canceled Thursday because of inclement weather, but athletes were sailing this morning, with plans for more competition Saturday in the Biloxi channel south of the Biloxi Yacht Club.

Photos by Vincent Creel and Bill de Bruler. Click on individual images to enlarge.