The Team Japan is composed by 4 members including Aoi Makino, a current member of Kyushu University Yacht Club (2nd year of Graduate School), and 3 other Kyushu University graduated members who lead to the consecutive victories to the “Seven University Athletic meet” and great results at other competitions.
They have been participating in many sailing competitions and moreover, supporting the club and developing of the younger members.
The boat type “J80” was used at this competition. With a total of 22 races ran including 14 races in the preliminary tournament, 8 races in the final tournament.
At the beginning of the race, Team Japan struggled with unfamiliar wind, wave and the boat but they worked out countermeasures as the competition progresses and they cleared the preliminaries and won the 4th place in the finals.