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DubeJ 12-23-2010 12:23 AM

Any experience in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands
 
Well, I am going to be stationed in Japan for the next few years and will be sailing out of Kadena and Naha. Just wondering if anyone has Japanese Island sailing experience. That includes on the Ryukyu chain, as I don't plan on being up north by main land Japan.

Thanks.

svHyLyte 12-23-2010 12:03 PM

You might find the information in the Rodger Henry Files by Alvah Simon of interest. Starting at The Roger Henry File | Cruising World

mikefossl 12-26-2010 11:33 PM

Here is a good primer. My boat is in Ginowan Marina right now and we've done the Kerama trip a couple of times.

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Mike
S/V Second Jump

buoytalk 07-12-2012 03:47 PM

Re: Any experience in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands
 
I expect you have long ago gone off.

But we sailed from the Philippines to Ishigaki, to Okinawa and up the chain to Kagoshima and up the west coast of Kyushu. Eventually wintered in Korea, then sailed back through Japan's inland sea and arrived home last summer in Victoria.

Any questions, just shoot.

budsin1 12-07-2014 10:36 PM

Re: Any experience in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands
 
DubeJ,
Like buoytalk said, I'm sure you're long gone by now, but I, too, am moving to Oki next May and wanted to see what the boating/sailing scene is.
Are you still there?
Mrs. and I are planning on getting our license there (Class 1 or ?) and buying a nice weekender to explore the islands with.
TJ

Delezynski 12-07-2014 10:52 PM

Re: Any experience in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by budsin1 (Post 2420274)
DubeJ,
Like buoytalk said, I'm sure you're long gone by now, but I, too, am moving to Oki next May and wanted to see what the boating/sailing scene is.
Are you still there?
Mrs. and I are planning on getting our license there (Class 1 or ?) and buying a nice weekender to explore the islands with.
TJ

HAVE FUN there!

It's been WAY to long ago for me to provide any useful sail boat info. BUT, I can tell you the SCUBA diving was GREAT there. We had to pass a "dangerous marine life" course before diving, but it sure was GREAT!

Greg

budsin1 12-07-2014 11:55 PM

Re: Any experience in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands
 
Greg,
We will! We're super stoked to get there and start the water fun. I haven't heard a bad thing about Oki yet!
TJ

KathrynPSC 02-10-2015 11:30 AM

Re: Any experience in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands
 
I have never sailed there. I have flown over a few times though and both are beautiful and worth the visit :)

SailingTokyo 02-02-2016 08:35 AM

Re: Any experience in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands
 
If anyone's interested, we sailed the Naha to Kerama Islands route last month. PM me if you'd like details on where to moor, anchor, snorkel and catch mahi mahi :)

mbianka 02-04-2016 11:23 AM

Re: Any experience in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DubeJ (Post 679881)
Well, I am going to be stationed in Japan for the next few years and will be sailing out of Kadena and Naha. Just wondering if anyone has Japanese Island sailing experience. That includes on the Ryukyu chain, as I don't plan on being up north by main land Japan.

Thanks.

You might want to touch base with a fellow named Greg who runs the Electric Seas website. I believe he was stationed in JAPAN and also taught and sailed there for a number of years. He had a Bristol with electric propulsion. Tell him Capt. Mike of BIANKA sent you.


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