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Japan Sailing Federation

Japan Sailing Federation

Japan Sailing Federation
Tokyo, Japan

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Club History

The Japan Sailing Federation was established in 1937, primarily for dinghy sailors, and in 1949, it was brought under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. In 1953, the Nippon Ocean Racing Club was formed for offshore sailors, under the Ministry of Transportation. The two groups starting talking about a merger in 1980, but it wasn’t until April 1, 1999, that the two became the Japan Sailing Federation, a single body for all recreational sailors. The JSA hosts a number of prestigious ocean races including the Oshima Race, Pearl Race, Japan Cup, and the Melbourne-Osaka Doublehanded Race. The Federation also sponsored a challenge for the America’s Cup in 1992.
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About The Team

Skipper: Yasutaka Funazawa
Boat: Orbit

Japan Sailing Federation HelmspersonThe Japan Sailing Federation is one of the few teams to have sailed all three of the previous Invitational Cups. They have historically done well having placed in the top six every year. This year the JSAF reached out across the country for sailors to participate in the Invitational Cup. A group of six sailors from Kansai Yacht Club stood out and will make up the majority of the JSAF team. Four sailors from other clubs will round out the crew. With over 25 years of racing experience Yasutaka Funazawa will be leading the lineup. He was on the helm of the winning team in the 2012 and 2013 Japan Cup. By his side as tactician will be Kazuyuki Hyodo. The team has had three training camps leading up to the Cup in order to prepare for the event.




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