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49er Added to Pan Am Games LineUp

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At the 11th hour, the 49er class has been added to the Pan Am Games lineup along with additional quota places for the athletes expected to race. It joins the 49erFX and Nacra 17, along with 8 other disciplines in the PAG lineup.

In December, a group of PASAF officials, World Sailing board members, class leadership and Pan Ams officials began collaborating on adding the class to the upcoming games in Peru.

After only a month of negotiations, the 49er is now fully added to the games lineup, and best of all it will not crowd out the other sailing events as additional athlete quota places have been added as well. The critical piece was linking Olympic Qualifying to the inclusion of the 49er into the  PAG… read on

Gimson and Burnet on a Roll

John Gimson and Anna Burnet (GBR) dominate the 2019 Mid Winters to take their second win of the winter season. Over the eight race series their worst finish was a third place, and they also won four of the eight races.

While the regatta was a fairly casual regatta and only a warm up to the World Cup next week, the fleet was large at 21 boats and included elite contenders from five continents. The British duo have steadily moved up the leaderboard since foiling was adopted and seem poised to remain in the medal conversation through Rio.

Gimson was in the hunt for inclusion at Rio 2016… read on

Winners Celebrate with a Bit of Wake Foiling

Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) sailed a 3, 7, 3 in light and tricky conditions of the final day of the mid winters regatta to claim the win in the 49erFX.

On the 49er side, it was never in doubt with Diego Botin and Iago Marra (ESP) dominating from the first day to win comfortably

 

 

2019 Mid Winters Results

Nacra 17 Top 5 – Full Results
1            GBR      Gimson, Burnet                                         11
2            AUS       Waterhourse, Darmanin                           25
3            ARG       Lange, Saroli                                           26
4            AUT       Zajac, Matz                                               30
5            USA       Gulari, Chafee                                           43
49erFX Top 5 – Full Results
1            BRA      Martine Grael, Kahena Kunze                     28
2            USA       Steph Roble, Maggie Shae                        38
3            NED       Aahold, Jongens                                        45
4            DEN      Nilsen, Olsen                                              47
5            AUS       Stabback, Elks                                           53
49er Top 5 – Full Results
1            ESP       Botin, Marra                                                 33
2            AUT       Bildstein, Hussl                                           49
3            GER      Meggendorfer, Spranger                             62
4            AUS       Gilmour Brothers                                        64
5            NED       Lambriex, Vugt                                           65

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