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Techno World Challenge in Japan : on the way to San Fransisco.

Techno World Challenge in Japan : on the way to San Fransisco.

It was on 4th and 5th June last that the Techno world Challenge was organized on Lake Biwa. The prize for the winner in each class was a trip to the Techno World Championship in San Francisco. A total of 150 sailors entered in the U15, U17 and A17 classes. 6 races were completed in wind conditions 2-4m/S
This event had originally been planned to be held at Kamakura beach which is one of the most popular sailing areas in east part of Japan.
However, after the historical disaster on 11th March, a tsunami Warning is still in operation in the Kamakura area. The event venue was therefore moved to Lake Biwa, which is another popular sailing place in the Western part of Japan.
In Japan, University students organize fleet races as club activities.
This organization is called JUBF/ Japan University Boardsailing Federation and its membership has increased to up to 500 students. They have just switched from IMCO to Techno293 from 2010 onwards.

For this reason, O17 class is extremely exciting today in Japan.
The great advantage is that junior sailors can start racing with Techno right from the beginning until adult age via JUBF fleet racing.

The winners are now ready to go the World's inSan Francisco !

Winners:

A17
Men: Takuya Fukumura
Ladies: Megumi Iseda

U17
Boys: Tsubasa Kawasaki
Girls: Momoka Hara

U15
Boys : Kensei Ikeda
Girls : Kazami Matusura