This past weekend, July 18th-19th, marked the medal races for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Medal races were held inside Toronto Harbour with great views for spectating from Sugar Beach. Although the forecast was originally calling for thunder and lightning, it turned out to be a great day (albeit hot & humid): sunny skies and decent breeze, which picked up for the Snipe and J24 classes.
Onshore commentary, provided by Erwyn Naidoo of RCYC (past Pan Am bronze medalist for J24) - was excellent and got the crowd going, cheering on all the boats, race after race. It was great to see the number of people who came out and supported not only the Pan Am Games but also the sport of sailing and the sailors who spent six days battling it out for spots in the medal races.
Big congratulations to all those who took away a nice new piece of hardware and to all those who participated in the games and gave it their all - well done! Let's not forget a bit thank you to all the volunteers and race committees who helped put on all the races for sailing!
Canada came away with two silver medals - Luke Ramsay in the Sunfish and Terry McLaughlin, David Ogden, Sandy Andrews and David Jarvis in the J24 - and one bronze - Lee Parkhill in Mens Laser.
For full sailing results, see here.
Some snaps from the days events below!