Ahoy! Permission to come aboard in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. for the 2024 Pan American Masters Games? Aye because we’re offering sailing on Lake Erie, one of the United States’ Great Lakes, for all our masters athletes.

The sport of sailing requires knowledge, technique and a set of strong sea legs to race boats around a track, or course, marked with floating buoys. Generally, boats range in size from small dinghies to large yachts, but both use wind to power sails and propel the craft forward.

Matches within a fleet of sailing crafts between a pair, or among teams, are typically sanctioned through a sailing federation or yacht club. Competitions might include setting speed records, racing on a closed course or point-to-point contests.

Sailing forward into Summer 2024, we can’t wait to host our Masters athletes on Lake Erie for this competition.

Age Categories

Single Handed – ILCA Dinghy
  • 35-44: Apprentice 
  • 45-54: Master 
  • 55-64: Grand Master
  • 65-74: Great Grand Master 
  • 75+: Legend 
Double Handed – PHRF Double Handed Class
  • Minimum age of 35-years for skipper and all crew members 
Triple Handed – International Lightning Class
  • Minimum age of 35-years for all crew members
  • Skipper Age 35-years and older – Masters Open Division 
  • Skipper Age 55-years and older and Total Crew Age > 130 years – International Lightning Class Masters Division 

Classes & Events

Single Handed – ILCA Dinghy 
  • ILCA-7 Full Rig 
  • ILCA-6 Radial Rig 
Double Handed – PHRF Double Handed Class 
  • Groups – Rated: 0-50, 51-90, 90+ 
Triple Handed – International Lightening Class 

Looking for a team or partner? Check out the Official 2024 PAMG Team/Partner Finder Facebook page.


Edgewater Yacht Club

Edgewater Yacht Club (EYC) is adjacent to the 117-acre Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park and only minutes from Downtown Cleveland. Located on Lake Erie, EYC is a member of the US Sailing Association, Inter-Lake Yachting Association, Cleveland Sailing Association and the Greater Cleveland Boating Association.

Since 1914, EYC has been dedicated to promoting the sport of boating under its non-profit organization and holds the reputation for being “The Friendliest Club on the Lake.”


Sailing Event Details

Event Location: 6700 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH, USA

Event Dates: 07/12 – 07/14

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