Tokyo 2020 (Sagami Bay) – Olympic Sailing
Water Technology has again partnered with the Australian Sailing Team to prepare a hydrodynamic model of the race areas for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
A detailed 3-D coupled spectral wave and hydrodynamic model of Sagami Bay includes the domain extending offshore to depths of 2000m plus to simulate the effects of cold offshore waters on the nearshore currents of the race areas. Data for the model has been obtained through a review of available information and through liaison with the Japanese Hydrographic and Meteorology Agencies, along with extraction of the required boundary conditions from global model models for regional currents and weather forcings.
Data collection programs with AST has again included the collection of current profiles using towed ADCP and water levels within the Bay to establish calibration points and allow model refinement to allow surface currents to be modelled with confidence and allow sailors to reliably predict the race conditions.
Find out more about how we assisted the Australian Sailing Team in the 2016 Spring Waterlines.