Cap'n J (right), Tanaka and Kelly Dolan cruised off the west coast of Okinawa Aug. 30, 2009.
GINOWAN HARBOR, Japan (8/30/2009) A crew of three left this typhoon protected harbor early Sunday morning for a three-hour sail off the west coast of Okinawa.
The sail was uneventful but it was the first time two of the crew had been aboard Scarlette, a 1985 J/24 sailboat.
Tanaka, a neighbor of mine from mainland Japan, takes the tiller during his first sail ever! Whoo hoo! Tanaka doesn't speak English but Cap'n J's pigeon Japanese got him through.
The look forward. We were actually following another sailboat as we cruised past the Chatan.