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49er Added to Pan Am Games 2019

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49er Added to Pan Am Games 2019_2
Winners Celebrate with a Bit of Wake Foiling

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.

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... read on

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

Information from Club 49er and Nacra 17

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