Only skiffs begin at Pan Am Games
Published on August 3rd, 2019
Paracas, Peru (August 3, 2019) – The first day of racing at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 began with a slow start. Sailors were postponed on shore until late in the afternoon when a six-to-nine-knot south-westerly breeze filled the Paracas Bay.
Thanks to the late start, the Race Committee was only able to fire off one race in 49ers and 49erFX fleets with Brazil winning in both fleets. Top among the North Americans were Alexander Heinzemann and Justin Barnes (CAN) in the 49er and Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea (USA) in the 49erFX, with both teams finishing third in the one race.
Sailing is among the 51 sports to be contested at the 2019 Pan Am Games, with the 11 medal events to be held from August 3 to 10 in Paracas, Peru. A total of 168 athletes will be competing in Men’s and Women’s RS:X, Men’s Laser, Women’s Laser Radial, Open Sunfish, Mixed Snipe, Men’s 49er, Women’s 49erFX, Mixed Lightning, Mixed Nacra 17, and Open Formula Kite. Held every four years, the Pan Am Games attracts athletes from nations of the Americas in the year before the Summer Olympic Games.
Source: US Sailing Team, Scuttlebutt