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Old 15-08-2011, 11:35   #1
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Hello from Mt. Fuji, Japan

Hello,

My name is Glenn Davis. I currently reside in Gotemba-shi (city) Shizuoka-ken Japan. I have been living here for the past 4 years. I own a business and enjoy the magic of sailing. I hope to start making some passages around asia and meeting other sailors around the world. I am a rookie to say the least and in the process of buying a larger sailboat to push out beyond the sight of land

It would be great to meet any of you arriving to Japan and if possible look for crewing opportunities to gain more sailing knowledge and invaluable experience.

Cheers!

Glenn
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Old 15-08-2011, 11:42   #2
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Re: Hello from Mt. Fuji Japan

Osu Glenn-san! I'm more of a Kansai than a Kanto person, but I am still playing with the idea of heading up to Japan and doing one season of cruising there during my upcoming journeys. I don't think that too many gaijin head up and around Honshu. Do you sail in Japan?
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Old 15-08-2011, 11:54   #3
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Osu Glenn-san! I'm more of a Kansai than a Kanto person, but I am still playing with the idea of heading up to Japan and doing one season of cruising there during my upcoming journeys. I don't think that too many gaijin head up and around Honshu. Do you sail in Japan?

Hello Zanshin, there is quite a few of us Gaijins sailing here. We have a few community sites. I will reference the site im on that is ran by a few guys in the Kansai area.

Sail Japan

Look forward to meeting you at a Marina in Japan!

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Old 15-08-2011, 14:42   #4
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Old 25-08-2011, 22:16   #6
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:04   #7
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Konnichiwa Glenn san,

My wife is Japanese and misses the country since we don't get there very often... as many here who have suffered my ramblings may know, she is a very reluctant sailor... perhaps that will change when we get out on the water, but perhaps it won't... I need a base where she can be reasonably happy and I can be close to my boat and go sailing during the day when she goes off and does what Japanese women love to do... window shop... While I would much prefer SW Florida, perhaps I can compromise and be in Japan if I can find a suitable place... She is from Kyoto area... We were just back over there and visited one of the large Marina's in Osaka on a Thursday... it was striking... no one was hanging around the resturant or yacht club (at noon), no one was out working on their boats... it was clear that place was just a weekend desitnation... it didn't have a crursing pulse at all... not what I am looking for...

It is pretty interesting how there is relatively low interst in having a boat or playing on the water in Japan... for an Island Nation, you would think it would be in there blood, but for most Japanese, they might as well be from Kansas... Go to Miami and you would find every possible place to put a boat has one... no water front property is spared... but in Japan, I saw miles of canals with not a single boat, no one on the water... I had been to Japan many times, but I think this trip was really the first time I had stopped to notice this...

Anyway, the point of this is to ask where you think there is a good boating community in Japan...

Many Thanks..

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