Pan Am Games Canadian Sailing Team

Sailing has been included at all editions of the Pan American Games with the exception of two: 1955 and 1975 (both Mexico City). Although both mega international multi-sport events, the Pan Am Games sailing program differs significantly from the Olympic program, with only five gender-specific events included in both. The Pan Am Games program features five non-Olympic events that are open to both genders and therefore mixed crews.

In 2015, Team Canada’s Pan American Sailing Team was comprised of a total of 18 athletes and 5 support staff. These athletes competed in the following sailing events at the Pan Am Games [those from Ontario are identified with (ON)]:

Olympic Boats:

• Men’s RS:X (windsurfer) - Zachary Plavsic
• Men’s Laser (one person dinghy) - Lee Parkhill (ON)
• Women’s RS:X (windsurfer) - Nikola Girke
• Women’s Laser Radial (one person dinghy) - Brenda Bowskill (ON)
• Women’s 49er FX (skiff) - Erin Rafuse & Danielle Boyd (ON)

Non-Olympic Boats:
• Open Sunfish (one person dinghy) - Luke Ramsay
• Open Snipe (two person dinghy) - Evert McLaughlin (ON) & Alexandra Damley Strnad (ON)
• Open Hobie 16 (two person catamaran) - Dan Borg (ON) & Liana Giovando (ON)
• Open J24 (four person keelboat) - Terry McLaughlin (ON), David Jarvis (ON), David Ogden (ON), & Sandy Andrews (ON)
• Mixed Lightning (three person dinghy) - Jamie Allen, Jay Deakin, & Chantal Leger

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