Pan American Game Success

Author:
Publish date:
Golden grins: Riley Gibbs and Anna Weiss celebrate their first place

Golden grins: Riley Gibbs and Anna Weiss celebrate their first place

Team USA’s young sailors went to the quadrennial Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru this summer with high hopes, and returned with a good haul of medals—two Golds, three Silvers, and two Bronze.

Gold medals went to Ernesto Rodriguez and Hallie Schiffman (Mixed Snipe) and Riley Gibbs and Anna Weiss (Mixed Nacra 17).

Pedro Pascual (Men’s RS:X), Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea (Women’s 49erFX) and Charlotte Rose (Women’s Laser Radial) brought home silver medals, while Charlie Buckingham (Men’s Laser) and Will Cyr (Open Formula Kite) took bronze medals.

It was a sweet result for Roble and Shea, whose medal sealed their place in the U.S. Olympic sailing team for Tokyo in 2020.

Connor Blouin (Open Sunfish), Farrah Hall (Women’s RS:X), Andrew Mollerus and Ian MacDiarmid (Men’s 49er) and the Mixed Lightning crew of Jody Starck, Skip Dieball and Ian Jones all finished in the top five of their classes.

New Hall of Famers

The first woman to win an Olympic gold in sailing, a pioneering yacht designer and a world-renowned sailmaker are among the 10 new inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. The new Hall-of-Famers are:

Capt. John Bonds, a leader in establishing offshore safety protocols; Robbie Doyle, founder of Doyle Sails; Allison Jolly, the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in sailing; yacht designer Doug Peterson; fiberglass boatbuilding pioneer Everett Pearson; magazine publisher Herbert Lawrence Stone; shipbuilder Donald McKay; Thomas F. Day, founder of the Newport Bermuda race; Olympic gold medalist Buddy Friedrichs; and world champion sailor Arthur Knapp Jr., who is also being recognized with the NSHOF Lifetime Achievement Award.

They join 71 other notable sailors who have made their mark in our sport over the last century. 

Photo courtesy of US sailing

October 2019

Related

Moored-at-Molinere-Point_©-Michaela-Urban

Cruising: Exploring Grenada

For years, I’d been wanting to visit Grenada. There are many things that fascinated me about this island: its rugged, mountainous interior, its rainforests and waterfalls, and the fact that it’s less traveled than some other Caribbean sailing destinations. My photographer ...read more

Lead

The Importance of Shore Support on Passage

Much has been said and written about preparing your vessel for an offshore passage, but few think about the importance of having good shoreside support set up before heading out to sea. Almost all offshore racing teams have sophisticated onshore support teams providing them with ...read more

191203_JR_AUCKWORLDS_359559_5434

Racing: the Olympic Gold Standard

If there was a moment that gave the US Sailing Team hope to break a major Olympic medal dry spell, it was the first day of the 49er FX worlds in New Zealand last December. Paris Henken and Anna Tobias had a rough 18th in race one, then banged out two bullets and a fifth to lead ...read more

noaa

A Farewell to Paper Charts

It’s goodbye to the paper chart, at least those produced by NOAA. The agency’s Office of Coast Survey is soliciting comments on plans to completely phase out the production of paper charts and associated products within five years. Its tighter focus on ENCs (electronic ...read more

shutterstock_538143214-2048x

A Round Trip Panama Canal Transit

Our driver, Dracula, has a thick slack body, and his head leans heavily to the right. One eye wanders and looks only up and left. The other is covered with an opaque membrane. His ungainly body is covered with a loose, soiled shirt and pants. It is a hot day in March 2007, and ...read more

outremer_LEAD

Patrick Le Quement and Multihull Design

If you Google the name Patrick Le Quément you’ll come up with some 194,000 hits, most attesting to the Frenchman’s long and successful career designing automobiles. Ford’s iconic (in Britain) Sierra? That’s one of his—at first nicknamed “the jellymold” by detractors, it went on ...read more

Bali

Boat Review: Bali 5.4

In the few years since the Bali brand appeared as an offshoot of the Catana line of catamarans, it has grown rapidly. The original models are popular bareboat charter vessels in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and the new Bali 5.4, the largest of the line, moves the company ...read more