After securing their place in the America's Cup Challenger Playoffs yesterday, SoftBank Team Japan will take to the water again today for the final day of qualifying squaring off against Land Rover BAR
With the playoff round beginning tomorrow, Sunday, the team will look to take advantage of the racing today to test their setup and practice maneuvers.
Stay tuned post-racing when the matchups for the Playoffs will be announced and the team finds out who they'll race in the Semi-Finals.
Racing will be broadcast LIVE in Japan on Sports Navi Live beginnning at 2am JST.
For live race blog updates, dont' forget to follow us on Twitter at @SoftBankTeamJPN where we'll be posting throughout the days racing.
SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN RACE SCHEDULE:
1437 - SoftBank Team Japan v. Land Rover BAR
SAILING TEAM ROSTER:
Skipper/Helm - Dean Barker
Tactician - Chris Draper
Grinder - Ben Lamb
Grinder - Yuki Kasatani
Grinder - Jeremy Lomas
Grinder - Simeon Tienpont
*Reserve Sailors: Luke Payne, Yugo Yoshida, and Derek Saward
Windspeed is predicted to be a highly unpredictable 6-18 knots at race time from 220 - 240 degrees with possible heavy rain. Wave height 0.1 - 0.5m. Air temp 23 deg C.