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STAGE SET FOR MEDAL RACE TOMORROW

14 Nov 2020

Blessed with beautiful sailing conditions, the Gold Fleet has now completed all 11 races in the opening series. The top 10 boats were selected to compete in the medal races tomorrow.

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2020 470 Japan National Championship
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The Okada-Hokazono pair guarded its top position and seemed invincible throughout the four days. Other top-ranked teams fought and defended fiercely, unfolding breathtaking competition.

For the first time, the event format includes 2 medal races with double score. This could overturn current rankings by up to 36 points, meaning that the top five teams are in the winner's circle.

The current 3rd place Ichino and Matsuo pair, 4th Takayama and Morita pair, and 5th place Yoshida and Yoshioka pair are two points behind each other, and a fierce battle for the podium is inevitable.



The current 2nd place pair of Doi and Kimura

“We are aware that the points are not far apart. It will be important to continue doing what we have been doing to sail ahead of the fleet.” (Okada and Hokazono pair)

“We've learned a lot as a team. Each of us will continue to do our best and hope to achieve a satisfactory result tomorrow.” (The Ichino-Matsuo pair)

"There is no room for error. I want to race maintaining focus, watching out for the surroundings and staying calm.”(Yoshida-Yoshioka pair)

Tomorrow, the Gold and Silver fleets, excluding the top 10 boats, will sail their “last race,” and the two medal races are expected in the afternoon. 
 

 

Results as of the end of Race 11

 

rank

Name (Club)

score

1

Keiju Okada/Junpei Hokazono

(Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc. / Kyushu Railway Company)

13

2

Kazuto Doi / Naoya Kimura (ABeam Consulting)

23

3

Naoki Ichino / Kotaro Matsuo (JFE Shoji Co., Ltd. / Waseda University)

29

4

Daichi Takayama / Fuyuka Morita

(Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Hosei University, Yamaha Motor Co.

31

5

Ai Yoshida / Miho Yoshioka (Benesse Sailing Team)

33

6

Sousaku Koizumi / Taiga Nakagawa

(Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc. / Fukui Sports Association)

50

7

Rintaro Koyanagi / Taiyo Nakamura (Nihon University, Yacht Club)

62

8

Misaki Tanaka and Taisei Hikida(Waseda University OG/Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.)

71

9

Shunsui Oishi /Takumi Miura (Doshisha University)

85

10

Munishiro Nishimura / Takenobu Arai (Waseda University)

96

 

Overall results

Race format:

The 470 class Japan championships is open for all gender. The Japan Women's 470 class championship will be awarded to the best scoring women's team.

The current entry count is 86 boats. The regatta constitutes:

  • qualifying series of 5 races, dividing the participating boats into gold and silver fleets.
  • maximum of 6 race finals series (gold and silver fleet)
  • the top ten boats in the gold fleet advancing to the medal race (2 races) on the final day.

 

Official event website: https://www.alljpn470.org/

Video Highlights: https://www.alljpn470.org/video

Result list:https://bit.ly/3kzg3SC