Welcome to the official site of the International 470 Class Association
470in2024
  • Photos
Sailing World Cup

LIGHT WIND AND RAIN FRUSTRATES IN ENOSHIMA

14 Sep 2018

Light wind and rainfall meant that just one race out of 28 scheduled could be completed at Sailing's World Cup Series Round in Enoshima, Japan.

This news belongs to
2019 World Cup Series Round 1 - Enoshima
ALL EVENT INFORMATION

The 470 fleets hit the water mid-afternoon as a 5-6 knot north easterly breeze was present on Sagami Bay. Fleets attempted to get racing underway, but only one class was able to complete a race.

The Women's 470 started a race but had to abandon as Anneloes van Veen (NED) explained, "It was a good decision to send us out, it seemed there was some wind so we had to go and try it. We got there and it was really light. It did build and we started a race but there was a big shift so it wasn't completely fair and they abandoned."

Van Veen and her helm Afrodite Kyranakou (NED) are tied for the lead with Benedetta di Salle and Alessandra Dubbini (ITA) on 21 points.

Although they didn't race, Kryanakou was pleased to head out onto the water, "It was another good opportunity to see the conditions and sea state and what we may face at Tokyo 2020. Every day on the water is really productive.

"Every day on the water is productive so we try to observe and see what happens. So far, we have done well and it's also a bonus to see the different conditions because then we know what to expect in two years. I just hope to go out a lot more and see what else I can learn from then area so I can best prepare for the coming Games."

The Women's 470 and Men's 470  will continue their fleet racing on Saturday.

Facebook Photo Album here!

Source: Daniel Smith - World Sailing 

 

How to Follow

ENTRIES / RESULTS / SCHEDULE
Click here to view the entry list in full.

Results will be available when racing starts on Tuesday 11 September: - http://sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php

To view the full schedule click here.

WATCH
Daily highlights and live streamed Medal Races on Saturday and Sunday will be available across the World Sailing Network. Click here to subscribe.

Set yourself a reminder for the Medal Races below:
Saturday Live
Sunday Live

SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow the event on World Sailing's social networks and get involved in the conversation using #WCSEnoshima
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/worldsailingofficial/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/worldsailingofficial/
Twitter - @worldsailing

PRESS RELEASES
All World Sailing international press releases throughout the duration of the World Cup Series Final, including the latest news and reports, are available to read here -http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/news/index.php

LIVE ALERTS
Click here to sign up to receive all of the latest alerts and announcements.