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

Getting warmer

28 January 2012 | 50nm NW of Santa Cruz
I spoke briefly to Ivan today across a very poor satellite phone connection. He has to check the batteries on the Spot Messenger as there was no position at noon today. However, the satellite phone also has a quick way to send position via SMS, hence the update today.

About 130 nm in the last 24 hours. Seas are flattish right now and the wind is down to 10 to 15 knots. They have been using sails alone most of the time but with the wind directly on the stern they are doing only 3 - 4 knots versus a need to maintain 5 knots. So they have the engine on now as well at 1,000 rpms to give a bit of a boost.

They've had the asymmetric spin out a couple of times and will try it again later today if the wind picks up a little.

The lastest forecast shows a pretty settled pattern of winds below 15 knots from the NW over the next few days - ideally, we want at least 15 knots for Fujin to make 5 knots over the ground under sail alone. Looks like the iron sail will be putting in some time over the coming few days...

And Spot Messenger now working again, which is good...
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....
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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.