Golden Week Sailing 2024

Here is a compilation of sailplans by TSPS Members over Golden Week, PLUS their individual reports!

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1.)  Captain Evan Burkowsky. 33’ Peterson: Garuda. Crew: Timothy Langley, Freddie Snoxall

  • Friday 26:  Katsuyama  —> Hota
  • Saturday 27: Hota
  • Sunday 28:      Hota —> Mikurajima (~24 hours)
  • Monday 29:      Mikurajima/Miyakejima (5 hours)
  • Tuesday 30:       Miyakejima
  • Wednesday 1:      Miyakejima (foul weather, hunker down in-port)
  • Thursday 2:            Miyakejima  —> Kozushima (4 hours)
  • Friday 3:                   Kozushima
  • Saturday 4:                Kozushima  —> Niijima (6 hours)
  • Sunday 5:                    Niijima —> Oshima (7 hours)
  • Monday 6:                    Oshima  —> Home-port Hota (8 hours)

2.)    Captain Claude Strobbe 33′ Kawamoto-made / New Japan Yacht design ANAIS. Crew: Max, Nikolay , Victor , Remi , Ogi

  • Sunday 28:      Misaki  —> Yokohama Bayside (race-day)
  • Monday 29:      Yokohama Bayside Marina  —> Hota
  • Tuesday 30:        Hota
  • Wednesday 1:        Hota —> Misaki
  • Thursday 2:              Misaki —> Ito
  • Friday 3:                          Ito —> Misaki
  • Saturday 4:                        Misaki —> Yumenoshima Marina

3.)    Captain Chris Eve 24′ Cornish Crabber EOTHEN. Crew: Kaoru

  • Saturday 27:  Yokohama Bayside —> Hota
  • Sunday 28:      Hota  —> Yokohama Bayside

4.)   Captain Robin Mah. 26’ NJY Libeccio Figaro. Crew: Alan, Andrew.

  • Wednesday 1: Yumenoshima    —> Misaki
  • Tuesday 2:         Misaki   —> Ito
  • Wednesday 3:      Ito    —> Misaki
  • Thursday 4:            Misaki    —> Yumenoshima

5.)    Captain Mike Snyder 42’ Distant Dreamer. Crew: Jeff, Eric

  • Saturday 27: Marinpia   —> Kaminoseki (Murotsu Harbor)
  • Sunday 28:     Kaminoseki    —> Nuwajima
  • Monday 29:      Nuwajima   —> Nakajima
  • Tuesday 30:        Nakajima   —> Horie Matsuyama
  • Wednesday 1:         Horie Matsuyama   —> Marinpia Misasi Marina

6.)   Captain Darren Halliday. 34.5’ Hanse: Halcyon. Crew: solo; Naomi, Kiwi joining in Niijima

  • Sat. 27: Yumenoshima —> Misaki
  • Sun. 28: Misaki —>  Yokohama Bayside (race-day)
  • Mon. 29: Yokohama Bayside
  • Tues. 30:   Yokohama —> Hota
  • Wed 1: Hota
  • Thurs 2:       Hota —> Ito
  • Fri. 3:            Ito —> Shimoda
  • Sat. 4:             Shimoda —> Niijima
  • Sun. 5:              Niijima
  • Mon. 6:               Niijima  —> Yumenoshima

Actual Sailplans, as realized (attached):

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Timothy Langley

About Timothy Langley

I have only been sailing for the last 5 years or so. I was originally drawn to TSPS and to the alien-to-me suggestion of sailing (I wasn't really looking) when a friend invited me to a Keelhaul. Several friends and old-timers who I never imagined were connected to the sea were active Members. After a few pints and lots of lobbying, I thought "why not...". I stopped hitting the sauna on weekends and working on old cars and, in no time, was sailing regularly. In my plight for sailing opportunities & begging for crewing time on someone else's yacht, I stumbled on a decrepit yacht that needed some attention. So I purchased it, fixed it up and sailed the heck out of it. It is now a very proper and reliable sailing vessel. And, as a consequence, I have become somewhat competent as a solo sailor (though this is a long road). I long for something bigger (Santana is a 40 year old Yamaha 26' possessing a proper enclosed head, a good galley, two berths, dry, comfy, reliable: sleeps 4) but in the meantime I am out on the Pacific almost every weekend. Completely smitten.

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