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

Moored at Keppel Bay Marina

12 February 2012 | Keppel Bay Marina
So Fujin and crew arrived in at Keppel Bay Marina at around 19:00 yesterday evening after a cracking sail in, making 10 knots over the ground at one point, with the benefit of some current.

They cleared immigration at Sisters Island as required - about 20 minutes or so, so pretty painless, then on to the marina.

We ate out last night a No Signboard, East Seafood Centre, which was great - white pepper crab and plenty of cold beers all round!

Today, Ivan and crew will do a bit of provisioning and will fill up the water tanks. No need for more fuel as we have around 300 litres or more which should be plenty.

The passage plan is roughly to sail up to Langkawi and stop there before continuing on the last 24 hours to Phuket - ideally we need to be in Phuket by Sunday afternoon. One thing we have to watch out for is One Fathom Bank which causes a narrowing of the Malacca Strait. After that point, the Strait widens and we no longer have to worry too much about other traffic - more about avoid floating debris coming out of nearby rivers...

Tomorrow we will do the Thai immigration formalities and find the sail repair tape. We plan to depart early Tuesday morning in order to have plenty of daylight to clear Singapore waters.
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.