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

yandy-600x

Eight Bells: Olaf Harken 1939-2019

Olaf Harken, who along with his brother, Peter, created the now legendary sailing hardware company Harken in Pewaukee Wisconsin, has died. He was 80-years-old and is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth, three daughters, four granddaughters and one grandson. When Olaf and ...read more

Safe-and-Sound-Pelican-RUCK_CASE_PROPS_R20-614

Gear: RUCK Personal Utility Case

Safe and Sound An age-old problem for small-boat sailors has been taking care of their wallets, keys and other valuables while, say, tooling around the harbor, a problem that has only become all the more pressing in this age of cell phones and other digital products. Now, ...read more

Culebrita-Anchorage

Chartering: The Spanish Virgin Islands

The Spanish Virgin Islands are really a part of the U.S. along with Puerto Rico, and that means you can travel there without a passport or even a special international phone plan. You do, however, need to clear into the islands if you are arriving from the USVI or BVI, which are ...read more

CONNECTING-SHROUD-2048

Experience: Wild Ride

My Hartley 38, Moet, is pounding into massive Pacific Ocean seas. One week of continuous storm conditions has taken me 700 miles south of Fiji, heading for New Zealand. Every few seconds the bow lifts out of the water and hangs in midair for a moment while I tense my muscles, ...read more

01-LEAD-nSterling-ProCombi-S-2

Know-how: Inverter, Charger Combos Offshore

With solid-state inverters and domestic AC devices becoming increasingly efficient, it only makes sense for many sailors to install the necessary 120V AC power for the many appliances now finding their way onboard: including washing machines, TVs, microwave, laptops, chargers ...read more

IMG_5308

Chartering in the British Virgin Islands

Not for nothing are the BVI known as the “nursery slopes” of sailing charters. There simply is no better place to ease yourself into a first-time sailing vacation; for that matter, such is the appeal of these islands that many charterers return year after year. The islands ...read more