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

Safe in harbour!

19 February 2012 | Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket
I am delighted to report that Fujin and crew are now safely in harbour at Yacht Haven Marina in northern Phuket after another eventful 24 hour sail from Langkawi.

We left the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club at 1100 on Saturday in calm, windless conditions and motor sailed north. The first few hours were scenic and quiet but after clearing the island, we started to encounter large numbers of squid fishing boats - quite a navigational challenge, especially after sunset.

Soon after dark, lightening started flashing all around and by the start of my watch (2100 to 0000), a big squall hit us with winds up to 46 knots kicking up very quickly. Fortunately we had 3 reefs in the main and no genoa given the stormy conditions. Torrential rain again too... I was quite happy to hand over to Morgan at midnight! I slept like a baby and thanks to my blackberry switching to Thai time without me realising, I was an hour late for my next watch...

Dawn broke with us just out of sight of Phuket and we spend the rest of the day making our way into YHM, where we arrived at 1700 this afternoon. As you can see from the photo, Fujin is safely in her berth. We have spent a pleasant evening having drinks and food at the Haven restaurant nearby - plenty of Thai curry and Singha to wash it down. In fact, the crew are still there as I type this!

Tomorrow, we will clear customs and immigration and start to sort out the yacht.

A great trip and Phuket promises to be a fantastic cruising area for the next 3 years or so!
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.