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