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- 2022.11.15"Fly! ANA Yokosuka, Miura Windsurf World Cup 2022" was over. Thank you.
The "PWA Windsurfing World Cup" is a world tour that travels to about
10 countries, mainly in Europe each year, where the world's top professionals compete to be the world's best.
This year's tournament will be the final stop on the World Tour!
A world champion will be born in Japan for the first time.
Please come to Tsukuihama, Yokosuka to experience the speed and power of the world's top riders.
The windsurfing competition is the world's premier windsurfing competition sanctioned by the PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association)
The "Slalom", a speedy marking battle,
is the event of the competition this year. Windsurfing will be limited to courses where it can gain the most speed.
The following are the
participants, achievements, and profiles of this year's tournament, with a focus on the top rankers of the PWA.
Experience the speed and intensity of the world's top riders in Yokosuka and Miura.
PRESSExcerpted and edited from the press release dated October 13, 2022
Rebooted after 3 years! 100 of the world's best top riders will gather!
"ANA Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka and Miura"
The "ANA Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka-Miura" Executive Committee (Secretariat: Yokosuka City, Chairman: Katsuaki Uechi) will hold the "ANA Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka-Miura" for five days from November 11 (Friday) to November 15 (Tuesday) at Tsukuihama Beach (Yokosuka City). The event will be held at Tsukuihama Beach (Yokosuka City).
The "ANA Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka-Miura" is the world's premier competition officially recognized by the PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association). The event has been held annually in 2017, 2018, and 2019, but was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the prevention of new coronavirus infection. The 2022 event will be the fourth edition. Top athletes are already racing on oceans around the world. The hot competition will once again unfold in Yokosuka and Miura in November, about 60 minutes by train from Tokyo.
The timing of the race has been changed from May to November, and better wind conditions are expected
Data from the Yokosuka Fire Department for 2019 shows that the average wind speed in November is 3.9 m/s in a northerly wind. The races are held on a zigzag course from upwind to downwind, where windsurfers can reach the highest speeds, with multiple mark buoys set up. The fastest men's record is approximately 100 km/h. The area off the Tsukuihama coast, where the race takes place, is known as one of the best slopes in Japan where the wind blows from the side of the ocean, which is suitable for this "slalom".
The use of foils that can be raced in light winds and fins that can be raced in strong winds
The Olympic windsurfing events use "course racing," in which competitors compete by utilizing the strength and direction of the wind as in yacht racing. The PWA World Cup, on the other hand, was divided into "freestyle" and "wave" performance events, in which the winner is scored on his or her performance, "slalom," in which competitors compete for speed on a simple course, and "foiling," in which the entire board floats off the surface of the water, which has been gaining in prominence in recent years. The competition was divided into the following categories.
In 2018, the "slalom" and "foiling" were competed separately, but due to light winds, the "slalom" was not possible and only the "foiling" was contested.
This year, the "Foil" will be combined with the "Slalom".
This year, the foils will be incorporated into the slalom, and the traditional fins (windsurfing boards) will be fitted in the slalom, depending on the strength of the wind. Therefore, a greater number of races are expected to be established. Incidentally, "foils" will be used in the windsurfing competition at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Public viewing on land with a large LED vision monitor with easy-to-understand commentary
In addition to the powerful spectacle at sea, a large LED vision monitor will be installed on land so that spectators can see the race in detail offshore in consideration of the sense of unity with the spectators. Live images will be broadcast from onboard vessels and drones. The large vision monitor will also instantly display the commentary charts and other information that the commentator has filled in on the touch panel monitor so that the spectators can easily understand the introduction of the course at sea, explanation of the rules, and other information.
Yuki Sunaga (Miki House), a representative of the women's windsurfing RS:X class at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is also scheduled to participate
Sunaga participated in the women's sailing RS:X class at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following her appearance at the 2012 London Olympics, and achieved the highest ranking of any Japanese athlete, placing 12th. She is a local resident of Yokosuka City, Japan, and is a member of the Tsuzu family. She is a 41-year-old veteran sailor who lives in Yokosuka City and uses Tsukuihama Beach as her home slope. He also excels in "slalom" events, which are different from the courses used in the Olympics. She is one of the best in Japan not only in traditional "Finn" but also in "Foil" as well, placing 6th in women's "Foil" at the 2019 Games, and at the 51st Princess Sofia Cup held in Mallorca, Spain in April this year, in the iQFOiL class to be used at the 2024 Paris Olympics, she placed 49th, the highest Japanese placing. She placed 49th, the highest Japanese rank.
Men's ranking: World Tour Ranking Slalom Men 2021
NICOLAS GOYARD (1st),
PIERRE MORTEFON (2nd),
3rd WILLIAM HUPPERT,
Notable male Japanese athletes:
Norio Asano, 1st JWA men's slalom, 2021
Women's Ranking: World Tour Ranking Slalom Women 2021
1st SARAH-QUITA OFFRINGA,
2nd MARION MORTEFON,
3rd Delphine KAZUN KUESTEL,
Notable Japanese female athletes:
2021 JWA Women's Slalom 1st, Mio Anayama
This year again in Tsukuihama, she will be in hot competition with the world's top professionals (up to 100).