Pan Am Games

2023 Pan Am Games
Santiago, Chile


Racing: Sunday October 29-31, Nov 2-4
Medal race: November 4

Please double check the official schedule listing for the most accurate information

How to follow: 
Live broadcast of Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games:

2023 Pan Am Games Site:

Pan American Sailing Site:

Snipe List of Competitors:

ArgentinaJulio AlsogarayMalena Sciarra
BrazilJuliana DuqueRafael Martins
ChileMatias SeguelConstanza Seguel
CubaNelido MansoSanlay Castro de la Cruz
PeruIsmael MuelleAlessia Zavala
Puerto RicoRaul RiosAndrea Riefkohl
United StatesErnesto RodriguezKathleen Tocke
UruguayPablo DefazioDominique Knuppel

Qualification System for Mixed Dinghy – Snipe

Qualifying eventqualifieddate/venue of eventquota
2022 North American ChampionshipPUR, USASept 9-11, 2022 – Toronto, CAN2
2023 WH & Asia ChampionshipBRA, ARGMarch 14-19, 2023 – Algarrobo, CHI2
2023 South American ChampionshipPER, URUApril 6-9, 2023 – Montevideo, URU2
2023 Central American & Caribbean GamesCUBJune 23-July 8, 2023 – El Salvador1
Host countryCHI1


The entire slate of Sailing Events at the Santiago 2023 Panam Games will be:

1-Person Windsurf (Olympic)MeniQFoil
1-Person Windsurf (Olympic)WomeniQFoil
1-Person Dinghy (Olympic)MenILCA Standard
1-Person Dinghy (Olympic)WomenILCA Radial
2-Person Skiff (Olympic)Men49er
2-Person Skiff (Olympic)Women49erFX
2-Person Multihull (Olympic)MixedNacra 17
2-Person Kite Relay (Olympic)MixedFormula Kite
1-Person Regional DinghyMenSunfish
1-Person Regional DinghyWomenSunfish
2-Person DinghyMixedSnipe
3-Person DinghyMixed (2 Women/1 Man)Lightning

It is anticipated, based on our discussions with World Sailing, that all 8 events that will be held at the Paris 2024 Olympics, indicated by the “(Olympic)” in the above Table, will serve as Country Qualifying Events for Paris 2024.

The distribution of the 168 + 4 Named athlete quota among the 12 events will be announced at the same time as the Country Qualifying System, which we anticipate will be announced in the November 2021 time-frame, 2-years prior to the Santiago 2023 Panam Games.

As an interesting note, the Snipe Class has been used in every Panam Games that has included Sailing (only Mexico City 1955 did not include Sailing), and the Lightning is the second longest included Equipment Class, only missing the 1951 and 2003 Pan Am Games.

2019 Pan Am Games
Paracas, Peru

Final Results

July 31 – August 10

Per World Sailing, the Snipe will be a mixed discipline.  Teams must sail mixed in the qualifier.
World Sailing_PASAF Document

Pan Am Classes:
RS:X men & women (8 each)
Sunfish (open): 12 boats
Laser Radial Women: 16 boats
Laser Standard Men: 16 boats
Snipe (mixed): 10 boats
Lightning (mixed): 8 boats
Nacra 17 (mixed): 8 boats
49erFX (women): 8 boats
Kites (open): 12 boats

Snipe Qualification Regattas

to qualify
2018South American Championship4 Porto Alegre BRA, ARG, PUR, URU
2018North American Championship4 San Diego USA, CHI, ECU, GUA
2018Western Hemisphere & Orient1 Buenos Aires CUB
 Host country1 PER
Total Countries10total sailors20

2015 Pan Am Games

Table of qualification/qualified countries and Sailors

updated May 2015

to qualify
Year   Regatta countries to qualifyVenuequalified countries
2013South American Championship  2YC Uruguayo, URU  BRA, ARG
2014South American Championship2Porto Alegre, BRAPER, CHI 
2014WH&O Championship5San Diego YC, USAPUR, USACOL, ECU,CUB 
 Host Country1 CAN
Total countries10total sailors20

Class selection for the 2015 Toronto Pan American Game

The Executive Committee of the PASAF met via teleconference last Tuesday, 14th August, and confirmed the class selection for the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games:

RS:X men

RS:X women

Laser Standard men

Laser Radial women

Sunfish Open

Snipe Open


MIXED J24 (crew of 4)

Open Hobie 16 MIXED

These are the same classes that competed in Puerto Vallarta in 2011.
As many of you know, the PASAF Executive has been considering the possibility of adding the 49er to the slate of classes for 2015. Toronto 2015, the organizing committee of the games, has confirmed their support of the addition of another Olympic class. The PASAF Executive will be investigating the possibility of a 10th Medal with PASO/ODEPA, but will not add a 10th medal if we cannot do so without compromising the quality of the racing in the event.

The Snipe has been in the Pan Am Games since its inception.

Below are the results for the Snipe since 1951

Results 1951-1971


For more information and history link to the PASAF site here