Olympic venue for 2020 Olympics is warming up. In upcoming years Enoshima waters will host more and more events as preparation for the Olympic games in Tokyo 2020.
One of the first major was Asian championships in youth and senior - Olympic windsurfing class Bic Techno 293 One Design and Neil Pryde RS:X windsurfers had chance to test all conditions at this venue in only one week. Even a Typhoon extreme . . .
End of Asian championship in Enoshima is a new beginning for the venue which will host Olympic regatta in 2020.
It is also a new beginning for lot of the young kids which came here for the weekend to race at junior techno cup.
And the winners are ….
Typhoon overnight affected not just the weather conditions, which did not allow any racing today, but also the venue. Challenging for competitors and local organisers.
But how long does it take to rebuilt the venue?
Find out in this video...
They give them names in America, but here in Japan they give them numbers because they would probably run out of names pretty quickly.
It is only typhoon #21 this year but it influenced the racing and more at the Asian championships today.
Today you have a chance to see the action on the water from the "driver's seat".
This is how it looks from racer's point of view….
Racing went on but not completely according to plan because conditions today were tricky, both on water and on land.
On water it was important to find the right gust and sail smart, on land you had to beware of hawks. They are watching and sometimes they decide to have a bite from your lunch…..
Do you think I am making this up? Well see for yourself in video from DAY 2 of Asian championships 2015
Enoshima has Olympic history and Olympic future. Sailing venue for THE GAMES in 1964 as well as 2020.
Japanese are already preparing for the big event in 2020 by organising the big international regattas and preparing the best crew possible to organise perfect events.
Asian Championships in youth BIC TECHNO 293, senior NEIL PRYDE RS:X Olympic classes and BIC Techno 293 plus started with registration, practise races and opening ceremony today.
In addition to all the usual business there was, thanks to BIC Sport Japan, more action on the beach and waters of Enoshima bay.
All ages had a chance to compete in different water sport activities.