Pan American Christian Academy is proud to announce their sponsorship of Caroline Sylvestre, a PACA Alumnus from the Class of 2014 who has made the 3rd spot on the Brazilian Olympic Sailing team for the NACRA 17 multi-hull category. Caroline and Marcos Ferrari, her sailing partner, have been sailing and winning championships around the world against elite sailors.
Her goal is to become the # 1 team on the Brazilian Olympic Sailing Team. In order to keep her Olympic Team status and become the # 1 team with the Brazilian Sailing Federation, she needs to keep competing and placing in the top spots at the international sailing races until the Olympics. She just graduated from PACA and is currently studying physical education at FMU (Faculdade Metropolitana Unidas) during the mornings. But to keep her skills sharp for the competitions, she practices every afternoon by sailing on the Guarapiranga Lake.
She sails with Marcos in the mixed multi-hull category on the NACRA 17 boat against other elite sailors from around the world. The Nacra 17 is a performance catamaran used for racing. It is a brand new boat to the Olympic games and to the International Sailing Federation. According to Caroline, the boat is fast and fun. But the key is knowing your boat and sails, which is why she practices every afternoon.
Join us as we cheer for Caroline and Marcos to perform well in the sailing competitions and to become the # 1 team in the Brazilian Sailing Federation. If you want to follow Caroline’s progress, become a friend of her facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Equipedevela. If you want to become a sponsor, get more information at http://www.equipedevela.com.br/campanha-oliacutempica.html.
Results for Caroline and Marcos:
Best Brazilian Team in the Hobie World Championship - 26th place (out of 388 entries) Jervis Bay, Australia
1st place - Regata de Abertura breaking record making 1hr 28min 12s (Represa Guarapiranga)
3rd on the Brazilian Olympic Tryouts
2nd in the Nacra 17 Brazilian Nationals
Fiji Challenge Champion
Portuguese Nationals Champion
Semana de Vela de Ilhabela Champion (Ilhabela - SP)
Campeonato Sul-Brasileiro (Porto Belo - SC)
Campeonato da Oceania (Fiji Islands)
Brazilian Nationals-duplas mistas (Ilhabela - SP)