By Christine Weaver | July 24, 2019 | Sakaiminato City, Japan | 0
Some wonderful photos, taken by Junichi Hirai, have been piling up in our inbox from the Laser Radial Worlds in Miho Bay, Japan. They are too good not to share with our readers. Racing began on Friday, July 19, and concluded yesterday.
Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark won the 111-boat women’s division; Simon de Gendt from Belgium won the 32-boat men’s division.
The press release described conditions on July 23 as “clear skies and a mostly steady 18-20 knot westerly. They call this the Kamikaze Wind.The velocity varied a bit, with gusts in the low 20s. It was a day to stay in phase and stay in the pressure.”
We went to investigate what changes Larry Ellison has made to the island since he purchased a 97% stake of it in 2012. We met Joelle, who was hard at work cleaning up the neglect and transforming the slice of paradise into a functioning and well-managed marina.