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2009年8月26日 (水)

急告: 関西学生スナイパー奮戦中!

Miho Masukawa & Ryota Tsujikawa and Norihiko Kiyama & Kenichi Inada are just fighting for the victory of the SNIPE Junior World Championship 2009, San Diego, USA.

Racing Gets More Competitive After Day 2 of the Snipe Jr. World Championship

3850155359_9b75bf1cb1 Snipe_junior_world_2009_jpeg San Diego, CA (August 25, 2009) – Day 2 racing only gets more exciting in San Diego where 42 competitors under 22 years old from 11 countries are competing for the Snipe Jr. World Champion title.  The San Diego Yacht Club race committee was able to pull off 3 more races today, totaling 6 so far for the regatta, giving competitors a throw-out race. 

Race 4 began on schedule, with a fresh breeze at a steady 16-17 knots, allowing the committee to schedule an Olympic Course (Triangle, Windward, Leeward, Windward finish).  Competitors practiced their reaching skills prior to the start, screaming by with huge smiles on their faces.  Skipper Mario Tinoco and crew Mateus Gonçalves from Brazil started similar to yesterday with a strong lead, taking the first race.  Races 5 and 6 were windward leeward courses in a slightly lighter, shiftier breeze, ending the day at 10 – 12 knots of wind. 

It appears that consistency is key in this regatta, as proven by the top 3 regatta leaders.  The current leader, Japanese skipper Norihiko Kiyama with crew Kenichi Inada, have enjoyed top 3 finishes in 4 of the 6 races so far, and the American team of skipper Tyler Sinks and crew Shone Bowman have 4 races in the top 4 under their belt.




木山・稲田組((関西大学) 1位  Bow# 11 Sail# 30679

増川・辻川組(関西学院大学) 11位   Bow#10 Sail# 29749

3857635702_3edc9981c4 3856777993_f92d689622 3854220496_81e955d2ef 3854237234_49f5d8f712 木山組の健闘ぶりは、2日目終了後のwebsite News(上記)に大きくとりあげられています。まだ3日間のレースを残しているため予断はできませんが、ぜひ金メダルを獲ってもらいたいものです。増川組も11位ながら、エントリー・リスト上の名前から判断する限りほんの一人二人の「女性セーラー」のようです。その活躍ぶりはきっと明日のwebsite Newsにとりあげられると思います。


大会Website: http://www.snipeworlds2009.com/



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