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

Using all the sails...

15 February 2012 | 2 49.094'N:101 8.416'E, 8 miles WSW of Port Klang
Stuart
The picture above is of Ivan and Geo's neat repair job on the asymmetric spinnaker - pretty good - just a shame I could not find any yellow repair tape at Marintech in Singapore... Anyway, it will hold until Rolly Tasker can take care of it in Phuket.

In the last 24 hours, we have used all our sails as winds have varied in strength from almost zero to 31 knots and shifted from SEly to NWly.

Last night, I had the dog watch, 3am to 6am and had fantastic sailing with full main and genoa and with the wind over the starboard quarter. Wind strength was variable from 22 knots to 31 knots and with the flat seas, speed over the ground peak out at 9.3 knots - thankfully we did not come across any semi submerged logs!

Today, we've had some good sailing, put up the asymmetric and made good progress. We are now motor sailing with the wind on the nose. We need to keep speed up to 5 knots as we want to put into Langkawi on the way up. That's about 2 days from here - 230 miles or so. We've just passed Port Klang, the main port for Kuala Lumpur, and are now clear of shipping for the night.

Ivan is cooking supper so I shall sign off to help get things ready.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!
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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.