Team ABeam Sailing New Team Composition

Tokyo 2017/Feb./7 : Tokyo: ABeam Consulting Ltd. (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Toshinori Iwasawa, president) announced that decided to continue to support Team ABeam sailing crews through the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in three years. In the men’s 470-class competition, Kazuto Doi’s newly selected partner will be Naoya Kimura, winner of the 2016 470-class Junior World Championship.Details of the new teams and partnership contracts with overseas teams are as follows.

1. Man 470 Class

Kazuto Doi, Skipper Naoya Kimura, Crew

2. Woman Raser Radial

Manami Doi

3. Partnership contracts with Olympic medalists

Since 2013, a partnership contract has been in effect with Matthew Belcher and Will Ryan, the current No. 1 team on the worldwide ranking (as of Dec. 16, 2016), and silver medalists in the men’s 470-class competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Training in both Australia and Japan provides opportunities to learn top world-class technique and strategy, taking team proficiency to the next level in the run-up to the medals race at the Tokyo Olympics.

L:Mathew Belcher / R:Will Ryan

【Reference】

■Kazuto Doi, with ABeam Consulting

Born 1992 / graduated Japan University of Economics / height: 175cm / weight: 65kg

(Career highlights)

2008:All Japan FJ Class Championship: championship win

2009:All Japan FJ Class Championship: championship win

2009:National High School Interscholastic Athletics Competition: championship win

2010:All Japan Intercollegiate Sailing Championship: championship win

2011:All Japan Intercollegiate Individual Sailing Championship: championship win / 470-class Junior World Championship: 7th place

2012:All Japan Intercollegiate Individual Sailing Championship: championship win / 470-class Junior World Championship: 12th place / All Japan Intercollegiate Sailing Championship: championship win / 67th National Sports Festival: championship win

2014:Inchon Asian Games: silver medal

2014:All Japan 470-class Championship: championship win

2015:All Japan 470-class Championship: championship win

2016:Princess Sofia Cup: 10th place

2016:Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games: 17th place

■Naoya Kimura (currently a student at Nihon University)

Born 1995 / height: 180cm / weight: 74kg

(Career highlights)

2015:All Japan 470-class Championship: 6th place

2016:470-class European Championship: participated

2016:470-class Junior World Championship: championship win

■Manami Doi, with ABeam Consulting

Born 1993 / graduated Keio University / height: 167cm / weight: 64kg

(Career highlights)

2010:All Japan Laser Radial-class Championship: championship win

2012:London Olympic Games: 31st place

2013:All Japan Laser Radial-class Championship: championship win

2013:ISAF2014 World Championship Test Event Santander Trophy: championship win

2014:2013-2014 Australian Laser Open Championship: championship win

2014:All Japan Laser Radial-class Championship: championship win

2014:JSAF Olympic Regatta and 2015 National Team Elimination Race: championship win

2015:2014-2015 Australian Laser Open Championship: 2nd place

2016:Laser Radial-class Women’s World Championship: 8th place

2016:Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games: 20th place

2016:Delta Lloyd Regatta: bronze medal

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