Japan's sailors racing at their first ever home World Cup Series event will not only have to deal with the weight of expectation from their nation, but also the pressure of selection trials for the 2018 Japanese Sailing Team.
Latest World Sailing Rankings were released on Monday 4 September, featuring no change at the top of the 470 standings, with Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes van Veen (NED) still headlining the men and women.
Hosted at Castle Cove Sailing Club from 9-10 September, racing at the 2017 470 British National Championships unfolded on the waters of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition off Weymouth.
Spain’s Silvia Mas Depares/Paula Barcelo Martin today successfully defended their Junior World title and France’s Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantès claimed their first 470 Junior World Championship victory.
Today Typhoon #15 changed direction, again influencing the weather conditions at Enoshima and serving up another thrilling two races.
With the imminent arrival of Typhoon No. 15 in 2 days, the advance weather conditions kicked up the breeze and sea on race day 4 at the 2017 470 Junior World Championships in Japan.
A gentle southerly sea breeze started to fill in the race area around 1100 hours with a breeze of 10 knots when racing was scheduled to start.
Reading the breeze was definitely a challenge for teams today, as the wind fluctuated in pressure and direction as light winds greeted teams for the opening day of the 2017 470 Junior World Championship in Enoshima, Japan.
The 2017 470 Junior Worlds has descended on the iconic sailing venue of Enoshima Yacht Harbour, host to the 1964 Olympic Sailing Competition and to the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games.