After the effect of Typhoon No. 21, the weather recovered quickly, and it started off nicely in the morning with north-east breeze, probably 14 knots. Sunny with Mt. Fuji at the back of the racing area in Enoshima Harbour, Japan.
As the day went, the wind turned to East, and faded slowly. Mistral had two races, and then went ashore to wait. They came out again, but not lucky with the wind, so they went in without 3rd race today. 470 and Europe had 3 races each, but for both classes, last race was shortened - 470 at the 2nd windward mark (inner loope), and Europe at the 2nd Mark (outer loop).
Ryutaro Oishi (Toyama) had a good day with two 1sts, and now leading overall with 5 points. He worked out the difficult wind shifts and gusts correctly. Ikuo Inoue (Kanto Auto) could not work out the shifts well, so he had to over take almost 30 boats during the 1st race today. Kazuya Ueno and Inoue are equal 2nd overall. Masako Imai (Tokyo SF) sailed well and she managed to finish 8th and 2nd today to lead the overall for the Women's division.
470 had different winners each race as the wind got lighter than yesterday. Everyone had at least one bad race except for Armstrong/Stowel (AUS). However, with one discard after 5 races, 2nd to 6th are only 4 point margin, and the Australians are 7th overall (1st women). The wind shifts were difficult to pick up, and the pressure area was dificult to see. During the last race today, the wind dropped to 4 knots in the end. It was good to be fine weather without rain, but the wind was not good as yesterday. Seki / Todoroki (Kanto Auto) were 20th at the 1st top mark during the Race 6, but they fought through the way to finish 10th.
Europes had 4 boats today. Yousuke Harada (Enoshima Jr Club) managed to arrive at the racing area just in time for the 2nd race today after he came from his high-school. Maiko Sato did not realize there was a 4th Europe until very late. Their last race today was only two legs, but 4 boats were drifted together with no wind and some current. So they were happy to finish there. So far, Maiko is winning all races, and we will see if someone will beat her tomorrow.
Overall results for top 3 places:
1 Ryutaro Ohishi (Toyama) 5
2 Ikuo Inoue (Kanto Auto) 10
2 Kazuya Ueno (Miyagi SF) 10
1 Masako Imai (Tokyo SF) 24
2 Yasuko Kosuge (Toyama ) 42
3 Michiru Takagi (Sun Marine BSC) 44
1 Seki / Todoroki (Kanto Auto) 15
2 Sanbu / Takamura (Honda) 19
3 Ishibashi / Goto (Miyagi SF) 20
1 Armstrong / Stowel (AUS) 27
2 Ijima / Ikuta (TOA) 45
3 Tabata / Kurita (Fukuoka SF) 76
1 Maiko Sato (Chubu Gas) 5
2 Izumi Shinchi (Kagawa YA) 10
3 Mutsumi Hamaguchi (Tottori YA) 11