The flame of the Olympic cauldron has been lit in Puerto Vallarta on October 7th, giving lead way to the “American Fiesta” of the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011.
The facilities for the different disciplines and the city itself will be receiving 310 athletes, many tourist and the press from all around the continent.
The disciplines that will take place are the following:
Will be held between October 17 and the 23rd at the Vallarta Yacht Club, being consider by the experts the Riviera Nayarit as one of the best destinations for this discipline due to the quality of its winds, the condition of its waters and the modern nautical infrastructure that it has.
There will be 140 participants under the following categories:
- Windsurfing (Female / Male)
- Laser Radial (Individual Female)
- Laser Standard (Individual Male)
- J-24 (Aquilla boat w / 5 people crew)
- Hobbie Cat (double catamaran)
- Snipe (Double)
- Lightning (Aquilla boat w / 3 people crew)
- Sunfish (Individual light weight open for Male or Female)
The location for this event will be at the Marine Terminal on Sunday, October 23rd which will be open water mode starting at API (Port Administration) and Fluvial Vallarta, 70 athletes will be participating.
Swimming – Open Water
It is expected for 36 swimmers to participate, 18 Male and 18 Female, in both genders the swimming route will be of 10 kilometers on October 22nd, the location has been changed to Downtown Puerto Vallarta taking place at the “Malecon”.
The competitions will begin on October 16th and will end on the 22nd at the Pan American Beach Volleyball Stadium, located next to Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center; this stadium has capacity for 3,436 spectators and will be receiving 64 participants.