Exciting News from Algarrobo, Chile: The 49er and 49erFX Races are Underway!

We’re thrilled to announce that the races for the 49er and 49erFX Panamerican Games, are starting today right here in the breathtaking coastal town of Algarrobo, Chile. As sailors and sailing enthusiasts eagerly gather to witness this thrilling competition, we invite you to join us in keeping up with all the action. Whether you’re a seasoned sailing fan or new to the world of skiffs, you’re in for a treat!


Eight Nations Competing in the 49er Class:

The 49er class is showcasing its prowess with teams representing eight different nations. Among these are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United States Virgin Islands, Mexico, Uruguay, and the United States. It’s an international showdown of sailing skills and determination, promising some fierce competition on the water!

Five Women’s Skiff Teams in the 49erFX Class:

The 49erFX class features five remarkable women’s skiff teams, each representing their nations with pride. These teams hail from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Peru, and the United States. Their participation highlights the popularity and inclusivity of the 49erFX class in the world of sailing.

Olympic Qualification at Stake:

This event holds great significance as it serves as a qualification opportunity for Pan American countries to secure their spots at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Two coveted spots are up for grabs in each class – one for North America and one for South America. The competition is fierce, as these athletes aim to realize their Olympic dreams.

Racing Format:

The regatta will features 12 opening series races. A maximum of four races per day will push these sailors to their limits, with each race targeting a speedy 30-minute finish. It’s all about precision, teamwork, and strategy on the open water. The top five boats will compete in the medal race.

Mark Your Calendar:

For all the 49er enthusiasts out there, the Medal race is scheduled for the 3rd of November, with a reserve medal race day on the 4th of November. These are the days when the competition will reach its peak, and the winners will emerge!

How to follow the racing:

To make sure you don’t miss a single wave or gust of wind, stay tuned to our social media channels. We’ll be sharing live updates, behind-the-scenes moments, and all the details you need to follow the race. Whether you’re on Instagram, Facebook, or other platforms, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s other ways you can follow all the action:

GPS Tracker: Stay updated with the live tracking of the races.

Livestream: Tune in to the Panam Sports Channel starting on the 1st of November to catch the action live


So, whether you’re cheering for your home team or simply want to experience the thrill of competitive sailing, join us in celebrating this exciting event.

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