Japan strike gold on Tokyo 2020 waters as World Cup Series Enoshima concludes
Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:45 PM
The Japanese held an eight-point lead heading into the final day but, due to a light breeze, the fleet were unable to sail, with only the Laser and Laser Radial completing their Medal Races.
Racing was due to commence at 12:00 local time, but the expected sea breeze had not yet developed as cloud covered Sagami Bay. It wasn't until 15:00 that a 5-6 knot south-westerly breeze developed, allowing the Laser to hit the water. By that time, the 470 Medal Races had been cancelled, handing the Japanese men and Afrodite Kyranakou and Anneloes van Veen (NED) gold.
Elliot Hanson (GBR) won in the Laser the day prior and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) claimed an expectant Laser Radial gold. As the Finn were unable to race, Nicholas Heiner (NED) was confirmed as the victor.
The VNR - Final Day
00:00 - 00:17 Establishing shots flags
00:17 - 01:03 Sailors preparing in the boat park
01:03 - 01:57 Racing footage Laser
01:57 - 02:21 Laser winner interview in English, Elliot Hanson (GBR)
02:21 - 02:47 Winning ceremonies & winner slowmotions
02:47 - 04:16 Racing footage Laser Radial
04:16 - 04:37 Laser Radial winner interview in English, Marit Bouwmeester (NED)
04:38 - 04:57 Winning ceremonies & winner slowmotions
04:57 - 05:42 Drone footage overview - Enoshima Island