J/24 World Championship
01 Sep 15
Light winds dominated the first races of the J/24 championships. The key to success was to find free winds and to sail the boat as smooth as possible.
Jinniu Sailing Centre is located in the northeast of the Liuhe District of Nanjing, it is around a 30 minute drive from the Youth Olympic Games Village.
Jinniu Lake was built in 1959 and is the largest artificial lake in Nanjing, the depth of the lake varies from 7m - 10m. The lake is up to 2,200m in some parts and 1,200m at the narrowest end.
The average wind speed for August is 6 knots with maximum wind speeds getting up to 9 knots, the prevailing wind direction is east.
The water is clear and the centre is big enough to incorporate all the activities of the Youth Olympic Games.