LIGHT WIND AND RAIN FRUSTRATES IN ENOSHIMA14 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.
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.
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