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    Published on 08-30-2019 10:32 AM
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    A familiar fight on Sagami Bay is developing at Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima as Australian, Spanish and Swedish teams locked horns once again in the Men's 470.
    The Men's and Women's 470 fleet are sailing their third consecutive regatta in Enoshima, Japan. Their World Championships concluded on 9 August before Ready Steady Tokyo, the Olympic test event, followed and now the first regatta of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series.

    Australia's Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won gold at both events and were followed by Spain's Jordi Xammar and Nico Rodriguez and Sweden's Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström on both occasions.

    They resumed their battle on Friday 30 August as big winds ...
    Published on 08-29-2019 09:41 AM
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    The physical limits of the 496 sailors from 46 nations racing at the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in Enoshima, Japan were pushed on Thursday as big waves rolled through Sagami Bay.
    With thousands of miles of the Pacific Ocean to the East and South of Enoshima, coupled with deep waters around Sagami Bay, the waves have plenty of time to build to a rolling swell. The sailors contested 2.5m high waves with regularity and ensured that each and every one had a stern test on the water

    The powerful rolling waves, combined with a stiff south ...
    Published on 08-28-2019 01:29 PM
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    The Men's and Women's RS:X and Finn fleet battled against the elements at Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima as wild winds and booming waves hit Sagami Bay.
    As the seven remaining Olympic fleets were postponed early on in the day, the RS:X and Finn sailors hit the water and were put to the test in winds gusting 30 knots and waves 2.5m high.

    France's Charline Picon, Rio 2016 Women's RS:X Olympic gold medallist, described the day as, "a bit of a war" with sailors expressions and body language reflecting that statement as they returned to shore following the racing. ...
    Published on 08-27-2019 03:53 PM
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    Day One: Slow Start on Sagami Bay

    The Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima is off to a slow start thanks to a long postponement waiting for wind on day one. Sailors were postponed until the early afternoon when they were met with light and lumpy conditions. Despite holding the athletes on shore for a couple of hours, the Race Committee managed to fire off at least one race in ...
    Published on 08-26-2019 11:02 AM
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    Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea (U.S. Women’s 49erFX) practicing in Enoshima, Japan

    ENOSHIMA, Japan (August 26, 2019) – On Tuesday, August 27, racing at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima will begin. Over 490 of the world’s best sailors, representing 46 countries will begin racing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 ...
    Published on 08-08-2019 09:20 AM
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    Race day 5 on Thursday 8 August was the day of reckoning at the 2019 470 World Championship in Enoshima, as the top-10 medal race line-up was decided in the 470 Men and Women and Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification spots earned.

    With three races to decide the four nation qualification places on offer in the 470 Men and six in the 470 Women the fight was fierce and points close. Racing got underway on schedule at 1200 hours with the wind between 11-13 knots and big, long waves. Enoshima Bay provided a spectacular stage of breeze and ocean racing that so suits the 470 Class.

    The medal race line-up is confirmed and teams will be led out onto the race track by the series leaders, Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez (ESP) in the men and Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) in the women. With just 1 point between the first and second placed ...
    Published on 07-25-2019 11:08 AM
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    Disappointed Scallwags ☹️

    After a lot of planning and logistics for the 60th Pearl Race it was cancelled today by the race committee ...