Just in – The Pan American Committee confirmed the Sunfish will be the “Open Class,” meaning men and women may compete singlehandedly together in 2019 in Lima, Peru. This decision affirms the committee’s cooperative belief that this boat is the best choice for the Pan American countries for the 6th Olympic cycle. (Pan Am games precede the Olympics a year in advance ’99,’03,’07,’11,’15, *2019*). The International Class Association and friends made a compelling argument to support this decision including the versatility Sunfish: 1) present for adults of a wide range in size, 2) while being popular and well raced with Juniors, Youths and Adults on a level par Internationally in the region and Europe (Holland, Italy &France).
Great News for Sunfish Sailors and quite frankly many others who this opportunity may reward some top level racing not available in other classes or sports.