August 8, 2019
Going for Gold at the 2019 Pan Am Games
Sail Canada – Going for gold at the 2019 Pan Am Games
Thursday, August 8th, 2019 – Paracas, Peru
The wind did not disappoint for day six at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Paracas, Peru. The southwesterly breeze filled in throughout the day ranging from 15-20 knots. All Canadian sailors hit the water for the last day of fleet racing with nothing but the medal race in mind.
Battling it out against the USA, Sarah Douglas has been working tirelessly this week to stay at the top of the fleet. Scoring two bullets in the last scheduled races, this Canadian sailor comments: “I’m very happy with today’s racing! I gave it my all and emptied the tank. It was great to come out with two first, which makes it very interesting for tomorrow’s race.” Sitting in 2nd overall, tomorrow’s medal race will determine where this athlete will stand on the podium.
In the 49er FX, Ali Ten Hove and Mariah Millen used the wind to their advantage scoring a 2nd and 3rd. Currently standing in 4th overall, this team with be fighting for a spot on the podium during tomorrow’s medal race.
Here are the standings of athletes headed into medal race tomorrow:
Laser – Robert Davis – 7th
Laser Radial – Sarah Douglas – 2nd
49er – Alexander Heinzemann and Justin Barnes – 4th
49er FX – Ali Ten Hove and Mariah Millen – 4th
Here are the standings of athletes headed into medal race Saturday:
Sunfish – Luke Ramsay – 2nd
Kiteboarding – Michael Brodeur – 5th
Congratulations to all sailors who represent Canada at the 2019 Pan Am Games! Here are the final results
RS:X Women – Olivia Mew – 6th
Nacra 17 – Allie Surette and Max Flinn – 9th
Lightning – Richard Walsh, Alex Cox, and Nikka Stoger – 7th