Looks like a Category 4 typhoon, named Trami, will, to use the verb much favored by journalists, slam into Okinawa tomorrow. This is always exciting, but not much good for the advancement of the project.
Trami means tram in Japanese.
I have mentioned Sato san before. He is renowned throughout Japan for setting up rigging and sails on racing yachts to squeeze out maximum speed. His advice is much sought after. He is a really good bloke and remarkably he has offered to rig my Norfolk Gypsy. He wants to make her sail er, um, really fast. This is a wonderful thing as he is a true expert.
He was very clear on the uselessness of the rope I had bought and insists on a complete change to much higher quality rope.
This morning we were intending to start the rigging but it is no good as the wind is already high. I have to lash everything down and generally prepare for wind so strong that it moves cars from one side of a parking lot to the other. No problem says Sato san, we will set up the boat when the typhoon has strutted and fretted its hour upon the stage. Or something like that.
Before I went down to the yard, I had my usual Thursday morning dentist hour.
Going to the dentist is such fun.
Interesting to see that the yard has installed pad eyes in the concrete to help you tie your boat down. Sato san’s stuff looks the real biz. Typhoons seem attractive compared with the hurricane of terrible hate generated by Brexit here. Abandon Hope.
The whole Brexit thing sounds ghastly. Very very windy here, hope the boat is OK