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

On our last leg...

18 February 2012 | 6 46.24'N:099 38.22'E, 15 miles or so north of Langkawi
Stuart
We are now on our last leg into Phuket, having departed Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (picture) at 1115 this morning. We had a pleasant overnight stay with drinks at the bar and dinner at Charlies Place, overlooking the marina, washed down with a chilled pinot noir for me and lashings of beer for Ivan, Geo and Morgan.... We could not fill our lpg bottles so instead bought a portable one burner stove with a few gas can to keep us in hot coffee and dinner for the next 24 hours.

We are now motor sailing in 12 to 15 knots of wind on the nose, dodging lobster pots and hoping for a wind shift as the land cools so that we can make sail. Hopefully also the lobster pots will thin out in the next hour before nightfall as they are pretty difficult to see in the dark!

Our plan is to anchor near Ao Chalong in southern Phuket tomorrow afternoon and clear in there on Monday morning. Having cleared in, we can head up to the Yacht Haven Marina on Monday afternoon.

The champagne is chilling in the fridge!!
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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.