TOKYO, April 25, 2018 — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and only 5-Star airline, and the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) are proud to announce that “Fly! ANA Windsurfing World Cup YOKOSUKA Japan” will be held for the second year in a row at Tsukuihama Beach, Kanagawa.
The competition is scheduled to take place from May 10 through May 15, 2018. The athletes have been selected and are now under final preparation.
This year’s competition features an app which will allow spectators to further enjoy the competition. The app will provide 3D virtual footage, enabling viewers to follow the games from the shoreline while the race takes place offshore, and will also include game regulations in order for new spectators to easily understand the rules of competition. In addition, this app can also assist users to communicate with the athletes with its interpreting function.
ANA has been supporting many sports and athletes, in hopes of further encouraging the athletes and their challenging spirit. Windsurfing is one of the various sports that ANA supports, and it is gaining popularity amongst people all over the world. It is also one of the sporting events in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. ANA and PWA will work together to engage the public and further promote this exhilarating event!
Name: Fly! ANA Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Japan
Period: May 10 – 15, 2018
Place: Tsukuihama Beach
Organizer: ANA Windsurfing World Cup YOKOSUKA Japan Executive Office
Special Sponsor: ANA
Sponsors: ”Keikyu Corporation, SEIBU PROPERTIES INC., ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD., Daiei Real Estate & Development Co.,Ltd., and others"
Authorized by: The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA)
Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating from SKYTRAX for six consecutive years starting in 2013. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines that have won this prestigious award multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 85 international routes and 116 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
Besides the full service and award winning carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 52.1 million passengers in FY2016, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) represents excellence in windsurfing. It's current and past members constitute the very best windsurfers in the World. We the PWA are the sailors who represent the sport at the highest level of competition, we strive to improve every day and make windsurfing better for you, the public.
The PWA organise and sanction professional events, make new rules for the sport, help promote grass roots growth, strengthen the bonds of friendship between existing associations, classes and disciplines of windsurfing and to provide support and services for all windsurfers.
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