Dates for the International 420 Class World Championships

Earlier in July, the International 420 Class Association General Assembly, held in Karatsu, Japan, announced that the Fremantle Sailing Club had won the bidding to play host to Ladies World and U17 World Championships.

International 420 Class Association President Nino Shmueli has officially declared the dates of 420 World Championships as 15th and 23rd December, 2017. The Warm-Up event, which would take place from 12th to 14th December at the Fremantle Sailing Club, in concurrence with the WA as well as the International 420 Class Association.

International 420 Class Association

Nino Shmueli told Rent a yacht Croatia that the year 2017 will mark the second time in history of the 420 Class that the World Championships have been arranged in Fremantle. Fremantle has a well known sailing and event pedigree and they are happy to come back 22 years after 420 Worlds were last arranged in this iconic sailing place. Sailors from all across the world who descend on Fremantle are ensured to relish world class racing and a unique scope to discover United States’ culture and history.

It is expected that teams from more than 20 nations will take part in this, with online entry starting in January 2017 on 420 World Championships site. 420 World Championships will start with 3 days of registration as well as equipment inspection, followed by a twelve race qualifying and a final series from 18th to 23rd December.

A lot of sailors see Fremantle Sailing Club’s conditions as one of the in the world, with consistent winds and controlled seas. FSC offers tremendous world class facilities for visiting sailors, with spacious green rigging lawns, numerous launching ramps and jetties that can accommodate support and coach boats. FSC has hosted many successful world and state events in recent years including the International 420 Class Australian Championships 2015, the Australian Youth Championships 2015, AIODA International Optimist Australian and Open Championships.

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Japanese join Americas Cup Crew Trials

22 athletes from Japan will trial to join SoftBank Team Japan during the teams crew try-outs to take place from 27th to 29th November, at Riviera Zushi Marina outside Tokyo in Japan. The 3-day selection procedure would comprise intense fitness testing as well as sailing exercises with personal interviews to pin down the free-enterprise field with the target of inviting 2 athletes to become a part of the sailing team.

Dean Barker, the skipper, told that they want the best athletes Japan has to offer. He believes that pinning it down to a few candidates at the end of the try-outs will be an extremely difficult task. They are looking ahead to meeting as well as building relationships with the candidates and expect everyone to put their best.

The trial invitations followed a 3-month long open application procedure which saw hundreds of Japanese athletes give online resumes. The team was astonished at the caliber of applications with the final roster that included top Japanese rowers, sailors, as well as even professional basketball and ice hockey players.

Kazuhiko Sofuku, the team general manager and bowman, said that they have got an incredible amount of applicants, and they all look really great. For Kazuhiko Sofuku, this is an important milestone in Japans restoration to Louis Vuitton Americas Cup contest after having been absent for the last fifteen years. Having raced in 4 Louis Vuitton Americas Cup meets, he expects to pass on his experience and inspire the coming generation of Japanese sailors.

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