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Tokyo Tech pair sixth at fall 2020 Kanto women’s sailing contest


Published: October 26, 2020

Fourth-year students Misaki Sato and Chihiro Inaba from the Titech Sailing Team, an official student club, finished sixth at the 87th Kanto Intercollegiate Fall Women's Student Sailing Competition, held on September 26 and 27 at Morito Coast in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Tokyo Tech pair: Inaba (left) and Sato

Tokyo Tech pair: Inaba (left) and Sato

The Kanto Intercollegiate Women's Student Sailing Competition is a team contest that features two types of boats — the Snipe1 class and the 4702 class. This year, Tokyo Tech's women had one team racing in the former and one team racing in the latter class. Overall, the Institute finished sixth in the competition.

Comments from Snipe pair

Misaki Sato
4th year, Industrial Engineering and Economics

Chihiro Inaba
4th year, Chemical Science and Engineering

We are incredibly happy that we accomplished our goal of finishing in one of the top spots in the final contest. We have experienced significant growth since this point last year thanks to the support around us, and for that we are grateful. The tenacity developed as a result of this club activity will be useful in our studies, and we will do our best to utilize that fully during the rest of our student lives.

About Titech Sailing Team

The Titech Sailing Team is a group of ocean-loving sailors who polish their seafaring skills off the Hayama coast in Kanagawa Prefecture. Members often head to the seaside on Saturday morning and only return to Tokyo on Sunday evening. The group is strongly supported by a 400-member group of alumni whose motto is "developing full-fledged sailors, full-fledged members of society."

1 Snipe

The Snipe is a 4.72-meter sailboat designed by William F. Crosby in 1931. It was originally intended as a boat that can be rigged and launched in a short time, and has maintained its position as one of the most popular two-person racing sailboats since its creation. The Snipe gets its name from the species of long-beaked bird.

2 470

The 470 (four-seventy), so named due to its 4.7-meter length, is a sailboat designed to plane easily. Sailing the boat efficiently requires strong teamwork from its two members. Designed in 1963 by Frenchman André Cornu, the 470 has been an Olympic sailing class since 1976.

Tokyo Tech Fund

Sailing Team is supported by Tokyo Tech Fund

Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund


Titech Sailing Team