The 2016 IFCA Aruba Hi-Winds Pan American Slalom Championships kicked off with racing action on the first day.
The skippers meeting was held at 10:00 and the first races started somewhat after 11:00.
The Seniors the highest level of entrees was scheduled first followed by the up and coming Youth talents. The Juniors and Masters sailed in a full fleet heat format.
A total of 3 eliminations have been completed for the Seniors, 6 for the Juniors and 5 for the Grand Masters on the first competition day. The conditions were flat to choppy on the outside marks with gusty winds from 18 up to 25 knots on the outside. Partly cloudy skies and hot tropical temperatures measured at 31 Degrees.