After a small break in Bali to recoup after the race, we are in Japan for a delivery of the lovely Optimus Prime, she was first over the line in the double handed Melbourne to Osaka race with a father and son team. The hospitality of the Japanese is amazing, as they only get around ten cruising boats a year through Japan. Even though we did not sail here, you are treated as family. With the inland sea to cruise through, and the country side to visit, I would love to bring Yemaya through here some day.
We departed, and enjoyed a 200 mile day before the forestay broke, we returned to fix and get ready to leave again, going via Saipan, Palau, Indonesia before touching back home in Australia, as it is the start of typhoon season we need to be moving fast to get out of this area.
Thankyou to Hokko yacht club, for the wonderful hospitality and help, hope to see you soon. The next Melbourne Osaka Race is 2018…..