A gentle southerly sea breeze started to fill in the race area around 1100 hours with a breeze of 10 knots when racing was scheduled to start.
But it was shifty, swinging unpredictably between 160-180 degrees. It took a while for racing to get underway, with numerous general recalls in both fleets, and postponement flags as the Race Committee re-set the course to the changing wind.
Strong performances from Japan's teams with race wins claimed by Daichi Takayama/Naoya Kimura in the men's and Misaki Tanaka/Ayano Kudo in the women.
As well as the challenging race track, Japan’s summer is very humid, and different from Europe. Hydration is essential, with teams needing more water than they were expecting today.
Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantès excel in the strong breeze and proved their form equally in today’s lighter conditions, with scores of 1,2, which were matched by Takayama/Kimura, only the other way around with 2,1.
These two lead the charge in first and second, with France’s Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan in third.
470 Men – Overall after 7 Races
1. Hippolyte MACHETTI/Sidoine DANTÈS (FRA 79) - 10 pts
2. Daichi TAKAYAMA/Naoya KIMURA (JPN 4601) - 16 pts
3. Guillaume PIROUELLE/Valentin SIPAN (FRA 76) – 18 pts
4. Giacomo FERRARI/Giulio CALABRÒ (ITA 757) – 21 pts
5. Keiju OKADA/Kotarou MATUO (JPN 4562) - 35 pts
6. Thomas PONTHIEU/Quentin PATURLE (FRA 95) - 38 pts
7. Wiley ROGERS/Jack PARKIN (USA 7) – 40 pts
8. Nitai HASSON/Tal HARARI (ISR 15) - 52 pts
9. Balazs GGPIAS/Zsombor GYAPIAS (HUN 1) 58 pts
10. Maor ABU/Yoav ROOZ (ISR 10) – 62 pt
Super consistent scores of 3,2 from Spain’s Silvia Mas Depares/Paula Barcelo Martin holds them in the lead, boosting their quest to defend their Junior World title.
Leaders going into the day, Italy’s Benedetta di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini, dropped to seventh after two penalty scores, a DSQ in race 6 and starting penalty in race 7.
Second to Ilaria Paternoster/Bianca Caruso (ITA) and third to Nia Jerwood/Monique De Vries (AUS)
470 Women – Overall after 7 Races
1. Silvia MAS DEPARES/Paula BARCELO MARTIN (ESP 18) - 16 pts
2. Ilaria PATERNOSTER/Bianca CARUSO (ITA 33) - 22 pts
3. Nia JERWOOD/Monique DE VRIES (AUS 5) - 34 pts
4. Beste KAYNAKCI/Simay ASLAN (TUR 99) – 35 pts
5. Jennifer PORET/Camille HAUTEFAYE (FRA 14) – 39 pts
6. Marina LEFORT/Lara GRANIER (FRA 7) - 40 pts
7. Benedetta DI SALLE/Alessandra DUBBINI (ITA 74) – 40 pts
Olivia BERGSTRÖM/Lovisa KARLSSON (SWE 34) - 27 pts
8. Noya BAR-AM/Nina AMIR (ISR 11) - 48 pts
9. Mano UDAGAWA/Yurie SEKI (JPN4585) – 50 pts
10. Olivia BERGSTROM/Lovisa KARLSSON (SWE-34) – 51 pts
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ABOUT THE 2017 470 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2017 470 Junior World Championships, 26 August-2 September 2017, is organized by the Japan 470 Class Association and Kanagawa Prefecture Sailing Federation at the venue of the 1964 Olympic Sailing Competition and sailing venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Enoshima Yacht Harbour. The Championship is organized in co-operation with the Japan Sailing Federation and with support of the Japan Sport Council.
One hundred and twenty-six athletes representing 16 nations are competing at the 2017 470 Junior World Championships, who are all aged 23 years and under: Austria, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, USA.
The schedule is:
26-27August 2017 - Measurement/Registration
27 August 2017 – Practice Race, Opening Ceremony
28 August-1 September 2017 – 10 Race series, 2 races per day scheduled
2 September 2017 – Last Race (all teams not in the Medal Race) and a Medal Race for 470 Men and 470 Women, Closing Ceremony/Prize Giving