Battles ahead for Team Canada for the last day of fleet racing at 2019 Pan Am Games

Battles ahead for Team Canada for the last day of fleet racing at 2019 Pan Am Games

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 - Paracas, Peru

The sun brings wind in Paracas, Peru. Day five at the 2019 Pan Am Games saw all Canadian sailors hit the water, racing in 8-12 knots. The stakes become high as each fleet competes for a spot in the medal race tomorrow. 


The battle is on for our 49er duo, Alexander Heinzemann and Justin Barnes. Chasing the opportunity to qualify Canada a spot for the 2020 Olympics, this team has been giving it their all throughout the event. “Today we saw more breeze which we were happy to see, but also brought some more challenging racing” the team states. “Points are close and we have a good battle on our hands for tomorrow.” Currently neck and neck with the USA, these sailors will fight it out during the two scheduled races for tomorrow, leading into the medal race on Friday. 


In the Laser Radial, Sarah Douglas moves up the scoreboard sitting in 2nd place after day five. Sarah comments: “We had great conditions for today’s racing. 3 races in the famous Paracas breeze, and I’m happy to continue to work on my goals and learn each day. Looking forward to the last 2 races before the medal race on a Friday!”


Here are the standings after day 4: 

Laser - Robert Davis - 7th

Laser Radial - Sarah Douglas - 2nd

Sunfish - Luke Ramsay - 1st 

RS:X Women - Olivia Mew - 6th

Kiteboarding - Michael Brodeur - 5th 

49er - Alexander Heinzemann and Justin Barnes - 4th

49er FX - Ali Ten Hove and Mariah Millen - 4th 

Nacra 17 - Allie Surette and Max Flinn - 9th 

Lightning - Richard Walsh, Alex Cox, and Nikka Stoger - 7th 


Don’t miss a moment of racing by tracking our Canadian sailors here. 


All results can be found here


Go Canada!