20-25kn wind and big waves made today Thursday a sporty day in Japan. All classes were able to sail 3 races each which brought big changes at the top. —– The North American Finn sailors were shining with Tom Ramshaw CAN new on rank 2 and Luke Muller USA still on 6th. Up in the top ten are now Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA in the 49ers. No major changes occurred in the other NorAm rankings. Please have a look on the overview of all North American teams/sailors and the US Sailing Team Report. —————————– The top ranks in all events are as follows: —– In the 470, the Australians took over: Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS (today 1/1/2) lead the men, Mia Jerwood/Monique De Vries AUS (today 4/2/2) took rank 1 in the women 470. —– In the 49ers, Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER moved on top 9 points ahead of Buksak/Wierzbicki POL. —– After a capsize festival in the 49ersFX, only 5 teams finished the last race of the day within the time limit. New at the top are Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED. 8 points behind follow Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA on rank 2. —– In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED is new on 1st with Tom Rawshaw CAN and Ioannis Mitakis GRE as first pursuers. —– In the Nacra 17, the motto was to foil or not to foil ….. in order to avoid capsizing ! New at the top are Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR, Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS and Nathan and Haylee Outteridge AUS follow with equal points in 2nd and 3rd place. —– In the Lasers, the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP climbed on top ahead of Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. —– In the Laser Radial, Emma Plaesschart BEL succeeded to reclaim rank 1 ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN and Manami Doi JPN on 2nd and 3rd. —– Louis Giard FRA continues to lead the mens RS:X windsurfers ahead of Pierre Le Coq FRA and Kun Bi CHN. —– Yunxiu Lu CHN extended her lead with bullets to 11 points. Charline Picon FRA is still 2nd. —– All results and the report.