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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.

This is a win-win scenario all around. The Pan Am Games gains additional relevancy by having Olympic Qualification as an outcome of the racing. The MNA’s in the America’s can increasingly link their efforts towards the PAG with their efforts towards the Olympics, and the Athletes get an additional chance at a wonderful multi sport Games along with additional national funding. Being part of the Pan Am Games is a great development tool for the 49er class as well, as it should provide incentive more countries from the America’s to start racing skiffs.

Pan Am Games participation, especially for those with medal potential, is a huge driver of funding in many countries in the America’s. Already, since the decision was released, the Chilean 49er team helmed by Benjamin Grez, a Rio 2016 participant, has revitalized his 49er campaign and will be able to attend the upcoming Miami World Cup.

This is a game changer for many nations in the America’s. “I’m thrilled that teams like Peru and Chile will get support they otherwise were struggling for in their sailing,” said president of the 49er Class, Marcus Spillane. He added, “Even teams that are in medal contention for Tokyo, like the Lange brothers from Argentina will see significant additional resources due to inclusion of the 49er.”

Benji Grez racing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.

“I’m shocked, really I am,” said Benjamin Grez (CHI). “This will make such a difference to my sailing this year, and I’m really excited to sail in Peru. I hear the conditions are amazing, and the regatta should be excellent.”

The Pan Am Games will be in Lima, Peru starting on July 26, 2019. This long running games will be the highlight of a sailing career for some teams, and a stepping stone to Tokyo for others. The top team not already qualified from Worlds Qualifying from each of North and South America will win a spot to Tokyo.

There might be some sailors conflicted about this decision. For example, deeper teams like the USA might now be at a relative disadvantage due to only getting 1 entry in Peru, compared to up to half a dozen teams being able to race an open continental qualifier. However, on balance, this is the best option for the class, sailors, PASAF, and the Pan Am Games.

Qualifying for the Pan Am Games continues in Miami at the World Cup starting on January 29th.

What We Do
 
The Academy is a multifaceted business.  The driving force and focus are the sailing events, but to sustain the facilities and business the WPNSA has several other revenue streams;
 
• Squad training through the RYA and class associations
• Other sporting events such as cycling, triathlons and running
• Meetings facilities including conferences and corporate days
• Functions such as; weddings, parties, dinner dances and awards
• Boat hoist and dry storage
• Membership
 
WPNSA has close links with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) working with them in many significant events such as the Sailing World Cup and Youth National Championships.  In addition, WPNSA is the training base for the British Sailing Team.
 
Our History
 
The Royal Yachting Association had been trying for decades to secure a suitable site locally to make the most of these natural advantages, but the opportunity came when in 1999 it was announced that the Royal Naval Air Station at Portland was to be closed.
 
A group of local people established a not-for-profit company to take the vision of a national centre of excellence for the sport of sailing forward and with the support of the Royal Navy, the Royal Yachting Association, the South West Regional Development Agency, Sport England and all the local authorities in the area, this idea started to take shape.  The Academy started sailing operations on the site in March 2000.
 
After initially operating from the disused military buildings and facilities, in 2003 the Academy was in a position to start construction work on redeveloping the site.  At the same time the London bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was gathering momentum and the Academy was selected as part of the sailing venue in the bid to the International Olympic Committee.
 
Construction works were completed in the spring of 2005 and HRH The Princess Royal formally opened the new Academy buildings on 9th June 2005.  Less than a month later London was selected as the venue for the 30th Olympiad.  This impressive facility had therefore moved from starting sailing operations on the site to being part of an Olympic venue in slightly more than five years.  Once the decision had been made to award the 2012 Games to London, plans were put in place to further enhance the facilities to bring them up to the standard required by the International Olympic Committee.  The Olympic Delivery Authority then funded further marine works to meet these standards.  These works, consisting of additional reclamation of the harbour, new slipways, construction of a breakwater and pontoons were finished in 2008, on time and on budget, making the Academy the first of the 2012 venues to be completed.
 
Development of the Academy has provided first class facilities including 220 metres of slipway accessible at all states of wind and tide as well as 600 dinghy spaces and 125 protected marina berths for ribs and yachts.

Regatta information   Results: Results will be posted race by race, as they happen

  Schedule: Wednesday 8 May          1700                    Beach Clean   Monday 13 May              1055                    Qualifying Races   Tuesday 14 May              1055                    Qualifying Races   Wednesday 15 May        1055                    Qualifying Races   Thursday 16 May             1055                   Qualifying or Fleet Races   Friday 17 May                   1055                   Fleet Races   Saturday 18 May              1055                   Fleet Races   Sunday 19 May                 0955                   Fleet Races 1500                    Medal Races TBC                      Prize giving  

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Notice to Competitors #14 (Flight Assignments 15th May)

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Notice to Competitors #19 (Intention on Racing Schedule)

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Notice to Competitors #20 (Flight Assignments 16th May)

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Notice to Competitors #22 (Failure to Tally – 16th May)

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Notice to Competitors #23 ( (Breach of Support Boat Regulations)

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Change To SI #7 (Racing Schedule - Day 5 – May 17)

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Notice to Competitors #25 (Tracker Collection 17th May)

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Notice to Competitors #26 (Technical Committee - Boat Presentation)

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Notice to Competitors #27 (Intention to Protest)

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Notice to Competitors #29 (The Technical Committee - Protest)

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Change to SI’s #8 (Racing Schedule - Day 6 – May 18)

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Notice to Competitors #31 (Tracker Collection 18th May)

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Change to SI’s #8 (Code of Conduct)

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Notice to Competitors #32 Course Allocation Change. (Assignment of Fleet to Racing Areas)

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Notice to Competitors #33 Course Allocation Change. (Assignment of Fleet to Racing Areas)

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Notice to Competitors #34 (Breach Of Support Boat Regulations)

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Notice to Competitors #35 Failure to Tally – 18th May

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Change to SI's #11( Racing Schedule - Day 7 – May 19)

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Notice to Competitors #36 (Change to Coaches Briefing 19th May)

Notice to Competitors #36 (Change to Coaches Briefing 19th May)

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Notice to Competitors #37 (Medal Race Inspections)

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Notice to Competitors #38 ("U Flag Rule" )

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Notice to Competitors #39 ((Tracker Collection 19th May

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