2011 Japan Owners’ Meeting


For over twenty-five years we have either attended a Feathercraft Meeting or paddled on a major expedition in Japan. Last year, we paddled and sailed from Okinawa to Miyako Shima.

There were two meetings this year.  The first, held in early October, was in the Kerama group of islands,  near Okinawa.  We started in Zamami Island with some day trips followed by an overnight visit to Amuro Island.  Rain, sun, beautiful beaches, good food, great friends – what a wonderful combination.  Some of us then paddled back to Naha.

The second meeting was held near Niigata.  Although the windy weather conditions limited our touring,  we practiced some energetic rescues, races and just plain paddling. The energy of everyone participating was so positive it was contagious.  Thank you everyone!

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