Delivery Japan to Australia

image

Departed Osaka Japan aboard the Reich Pugh 45 Optimus Prime with Jon Sanders and Linda Pasquariello and had perfect 200 mile day before forestay exploded and we returned for repairs while nearly to our second 200 mile day…ashame as it was only fifteen knots of wind and the owner and his son had also broken the forestay on their double handed Melbourne Osaka race…seems to be a bit of a design fault…but nonetheless a very fast boat often doing 9 knots speed in only 12 knots of breeze close reaching…with still over a thousand miles to go often upwind to Saipan it was quite prudent to fix it still in striking distance of Japan without any tension left on either the back stay and forestay…:(

Below some GoPro footage of surfing while drying some laundry after the 45 knot gale on the Fremantle Bali race:

And Linda’s blog:
Japan on OP, not the rum.

image

image

image

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s