May 3rd and 4th should see some great yacht racing for those who love sailing in Japan with the 24th running of the Meridian Cup out of Tannowa yacht club.
There are two days of racing Sunday 3rd of May and Monday 4th of may. On the 3rd we will see some of the best IRC boats our front of Tannowa yacht club racing for the IRC prize. They will take a 3 race day consisting of 3 donut races. The 4th will see the IRC class plus open class race across Osaka bay and back. We will leave from the front of Tannowa head over to the turn around buoy fixed towards the southern end of Awajishima and race back across the bay again to finish just out front of Tannowa yacht club.
This year again as with last year the author will join the crew of SeaTrek and ID 35 ocean racing yacht and compete as hard as w e can for line honours. The race takes us across the southern end of Osaka bay with the possibility of some reasonably deep water, look alike, conditions.
The wind forecast seems to reflect that of last year and we stand a good chance of a quite morning fighting light winds out to the middle of the bay and then hanging onto our boats as best we can on the afternoon run back across 15 – 25 knots southerly winds to the finish line.
Tannowa yacht club is offering some pretty neat festivities and all, sailors and non sailors are welcome. Even if you don’t have a yacht or a crew spot for the races come on over and have some fun sailing in Japan with us.
Hope to see you there.