Yacht Fujin

This is a blog of Yacht Fujin's trip from Uraga, Japan to Phuket, Thailand in early 2012.

21 February 2012 | Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket
20 February 2012 | Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket
19 February 2012 | Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket
18 February 2012 | 6 46.24'N:099 38.22'E, 15 miles or so north of Langkawi
16 February 2012 | 6 04.917'N:099 54.141'E, 13 miles south of Kuak, Langkawi
15 February 2012 | 2 49.094'N:101 8.416'E, 8 miles WSW of Port Klang
14 February 2012 | 1 26.9'N:103 12.9'E, 2.3m west of Pulau Pisang
13 February 2012 | Keppel Bay Marina
12 February 2012 | Keppel Bay Marina
11 February 2012 | 45 miles from Sister Island Immigration
10 February 2012 | 200 miles from Singapore
09 February 2012 | 140 nm NE of Kuching, Malaysia
08 February 2012 | South China Sea
07 February 2012 | 50 miles NW of Miri, East Malaysia
06 February 2012 | Off the coast of Brunei
05 February 2012 | Royal Brunei Yacht Club
04 February 2012 | Muara, Brunei
04 February 2012 | Labuan, Malaysia
03 February 2012 | 70nm north of Kota Kinabalu
02 February 2012 | 40nm NW of Rizal, southern end of Palawan

Fujin at Sea

12 January 2012 | Pacific Ocean
Fujin has now completed 3 days at sea - Ivan Alcorn as skipper and crew of his brother George (Joe) plus Morgan Davitt. Stuart sadly stuck in the office! The departed just before noon on 9th January.

Noon Day 1: around 130 miles with noon position at 33.19906N 139.96519E, just to the north east of Hachijojima. Conditions were good with speed up as far as 9 knots.

Noon Day 2: about 140 miles run with winds and seas building. Position 31.61614N 138.39661 E, 120 miles or so to the south west of Hachijojima.

Noon Day 3: about 140 miles run and position at 29.88976N 136.17014E.

Winds all day on 11th Jan above 40 knots with max wind of 51 knots and waves "huge" (probably around 6 metres). During the night of 11th/12th, crew were down to watches of 90 minutes due to exhaustion. They had one knock-down and were boarded from behind by a couple of large waves. Slight damage reported to Fujin's sail bag which skipper says he can fix en route.

I just spoke to the skipper via sat phone - sea and winds have been moderating since 0400 on 12th and now below 20 knots. Forecast is good with winds consistently below 20 knots for the rest of the distance to Naha.

Crew in good spirits despite tough day & night on 11th. ETA Naha is noon Monday which would mean 7 day passage - not bad. They might decide to push on direct for Taiwan (Hualien).

Will post more over the weekend...

Sounds like a lot of fun!
Vessel Name: Fujin
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 43 DS
Hailing Port: Gibraltar. En route now from Uraga Japan to Phuket Thailand.
Crew: Stuart & Elizabeth Milne
Extra: "Fujin" is the Japanese God of Wind. The name is composed of two Chinese characters - "Fu" meaning wind and "Jin" meaning god. If you swap the order of the characters, you don't pronouce it "jinfu" - instead it is pronouced "kamikaze" or divine wind....
Fujin's Photos - Main
Sailing from Singapore to Phuket, via Langkawi in February 2012
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Yacht Fujin

Who: Stuart & Elizabeth Milne
Port: Gibraltar. En route now from Uraga Japan to Phuket Thailand.