An important competition that is directly connected to the Tokyo Olympics, and yet, this the first time Japan hosts one of the stages. According to a spectator who last year got to watch one an of those overseas competitions, a tense air of expectancy permeated the venue, as sailors had their classification to the next phase of the Olympics hanging on the balance. Now in the last spurt to Tokyo 2020, senses will be much heightened with an. It's clear that this will be an unmissable fight!
Sailing is a sports of skillfully manipulating the power of the wind, in order to skate on the water surface competing in speed and technique. The boats go around the buoys set at sea to mark the course and it is decided in order of arrival. Dynamically using the whole body, leaning so that it gets parallel to the water surface, let the sails stand vertically, and put the yacht at speed quickly - such powerful manoeuvres make even those who are just watching clenching in expectation and awe.
For an unexperienced outsider, sailing looks just like a competition between fast boats, but setting the yacht against the flow of the tide or the movement of the waves, getting the right direction of the wind and drawing out the maximum speed means it is also a great exercise of intelligence. A veritable battle of brains and muscles! It is just impossible to stay unfazed and not getting excited!
The UK team grabbed the largest number of prizes in the final round of the 2017 World Cup Series.
A strong country, with numerous players on their top ranks, and many world renowned sailors. Needless to say, they'll be here in Gamagori this time too.
And, of course, the always improving and ongoing Japanese Team.
The Samurai Sailors are gradually making their way to the top ranks, with athletes on the 470 class, both men and women, laser radial grade, and 49er (Forty-Niner) FX grade.
Now highly motivated as hosts of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, they are sure to reach even higher ground. Come and cheer for the Japanese Team's historic challenge, together!
Period: From October 15th (Sunday) to 22nd (Sunday), 2017
Venue: Kaiyoh Yacht Harbor
1-7 Kaiyoh-cho, Gamagori-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan