Cruising Japan: pros and cons [...]
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Owner: Pacific Solo

Cruising Japan: pros and cons #solosailor #japanexpert #giveaway


Location: Fukuoka
Latitude: 33.59000000
Longitude: 130.40000000
Published: 26 Mar 2022

Interested in cruising Japan?

You won't want to miss hearing what Kirk Patterson has to say. Learning to sail later in life, Kirk sailed solo across the Pacific from Canada to Japan and proceed to be the first foreigner to circumnavigate Japan. He now runs Konpira Consulting assisting those wanting to cruise Japan. He is also the agent for Hyrdovane in Japan. Kirk is a trusted advisor and friend to many.
note: the audio gets better . . still learning how to do all this

Time Stamps
0:05 Intro
2:54 Sailing the Pacific Northwest
6:27 Hawaii
8:26 Tips for a Solo Sailor
15:44 Cruising Japan / Positives
18:25 Cruising Japan / Negatives
21:37 Mooring in Japan
26:47 Help for incoming Cruisers
30:31 Sage Advice
32:45 Giveaway

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Keel Club Founding Members: Harry A. Hill / BetterU / Tokyo Supercars
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