For those sailing in Japan and wanting to participate in a fun yacht race I am happy to inform of this September’s Kansai Yacht Club Cruising Race. The race will be held over 2 days 5th and 6th of September 2009 with a sleep over on Awajishima (Awaji Island) along the way. IRC, ORC and WhiteSail (local club PHF) will all be represented and scored. Hope to see you at the start line.
Oh and by the way, the photo above is a “Dufour 41 Classic” Mark Smith will be skippering this boat and as at time of writing can fit 3 more people on for the race. If you have no experience it will be no problem for this race. Hit the Contact Page and next thing you will be on the boat. No cost. The ride is free.
DAY ONE. September 5th 2009
07:30 am. Race day begins with the Skippers Meeting
09:00 Race start. 34 .35.7N 135. 14.3W
12:00 Time limit to gate. Boats have a 3 hour time limit to get passed one gate along their way to Suntopia Marina The gate will be at 34.35.7N 135.14.3W.
15:00 Time Limit to finish. 34. 24.0N 135.00W I am pretty sure if we have any wind at all most crews will have their feet up well before this time limit expires.
17:30 Party begins.
In July we ran this same course however we did it as a night race starting at 7:00pm and ran non stop all the way home. This race will be a lot less demanding and should a be a load of fun at the party. Suntopia always make terrific hosts so please come on and join us in this years 2009 KYC cruising Yacht Race.
DAY TWO. September 6th 2009.
09:00 race Start. 34. 24.00N 135. 00.0W
12:00 Time Limit.
17:00 Time Limit.
Entry Fees IRC.ORC club 6,000 yen. Whitesail Social Club 12,000 yen.
Plus 3,500 yen for each member on boat for party.
Parking over night at Suntopia Marina will cost 63 yen per foot of boat.