“YANMAR Moth World Championships 2016” begins on next Monday


International Moth Class World Championships “YANMAR Moth Worlds 2016” will start next Monday, 23rd of May. Day 1, an official press conference, practice races and an opening ceremony will be scheduled. Sir Russell Coutts will attend the press conference! as a special guest. YANMAR Moth Worlds 2016 is held for a week and a new champion will appear 29th of May, last day of the event.


Sir Russell Coutts is CEO of Oracle team USA and the America’s Cup Event Authority who will see the practice race from a VIP boat, and come to the venue to cheer up sailors. Why the legend sailor will be in Hayama? Because he has strong partnership between YANMAR, the title sponsor of the championships. And of course he is a sailor must be interested in Moth!

72 participants from 13 countries/regions including the UK, USA, EU and AUS present champions had registered to participate. Olympic medalists and America’s Cup sailors are line-up too. Furthermore, it is expected success of Japanese sailors who have home water advantage.

The championship held in Hayama, the birthplace of Japanese yachting also the location of the sailing venues for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

YANMAR, world-class provider of high quality marine engines and drive systems, has become a main sponsor of the championships. That has attracted attention from worldwide marine community.