Tatsuya Wakinaga Sails His Mach2 To Victory In Japan!
JMCA Japan National Championship 2012 was consisted of 7 races at Beach's Marina, Lake Hamana, 20st-21nd Oct. Day 1 was light breeze, marginal foiling condition meaning light weight sailor had great advantage. New comer Masa Suzuki won this race and he showed his potential in following races as well. The race committe waited until 3pm for the 2nd race, not enough wind to start, and hoisted AP/A flag. As you can imagine there was better breeze after the flag came down and unsatisfied mothies went out and enjoyed ideal an 10-12 knot training for the following day.
Day 2 started with 10-12 knots from the west. Hiroki Goto won race 2 followed by Masa and Tatsuya Wakinaga. The breeze built up gradually with 2 more races in the morning, won by Tatsu, who is current national title holder. After the lunch break, the race committe did 3 more races, Tatsu dominated with his great speed and skill.
The Championship ended with Mach2 sailor Tatsu's was victororious for the second time in a row. Hiroki was 2nd and Masa was 3rd. All 13 participants were quite happy with solid 7 races and celebrated winner. Lake Hamana and Beach's Marina is definitely the best location for foiling moth in Japan. JMCA appreciated all the staff and volunteer's efforts with to great races and great partying!
Perfect condition is promised so next national 2013 will be in here again.
Thanks to Hiroki Goto for the report.