TARAN and PAHOLCHYK, the only overseas competitors at the regatta, dominated from start to finish in the mixed 470 fleet. The Ukrainian Olympic bronze medallist from Sydney have been in Japan for a week now to train with the Japanese 470 national team. For Ai KONDO and Naoko KAMATA (JPN), silver medallists at this year's ISAF Grade W 470 World Championship, it was their first 470 regatta after Rizhao. They were far back at the first mark, and from there, recovered to sixth at the finish.
Racing is scheduled to continue through until 22 October, with the youth sailors joining those from the Olympic Classes on Saturday.