2011 JEJU-JEONNAM INTERNATIONAL YACHT RACE 済州島～木浦 国際レース レポート
Here's a long-distant "감사합니다" , "ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU" to all of you.
From Oct 20th to 24th, “The 2011 Jeju-Jeonnam International Yacht Race” was held at Jeju Island and Mokpo city, Jeonnam-do in Korea. The race was a great success and made remarkable progress in everything compared the last year event.
The summary of the regatta;
1. Regatta Name: 2011 JEJU-JEONNAM INTERNATIONAL YACHT RACE
This regatta was scheduled three (3) races which were an Inshore race in Jeju, an Offshore race from Jeju to Jindo Island and an Inshore race in Mokpo. The three races have been completed during 4 days.
The excellent organisation was very good cooperative with the Race Committee (RC), the Measurement Committee (MC) and the Jury.
If I remember correctly, there were some not-Koreans in RC, MC and Jury in last year event. But in this year event, most members were gathered from the Chonnam Sailing Federation, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Yacht Association, and Daebul University. And also several capable staffs from the KSAF (Korean Sailing Federation), the Jeonbuk Sailing Federation (Jeollabuk-do) and the Korea Sail Training School (Yeosu city) were very cooperative to work with.
In my opinion, the organization shall consist of local people as much as possible and shall not depend on a “Foreign legion”. Therefore this year's organisation just met its ideal.
The opening ceremony in Jeju and the closing ceremony in Mokpo were not loud but splendid. All of guests, sailors and persons concerned must have enjoyed these ceremonies. A lot of volunteers devoted themselves to the success of the huge regatta.
2. Date: Oct 20-24, 2011
Oct 22 am, Jeju Inshore race, Oct 22 pm-23 am, Jeju to Jindo Offshore race, Oct 24, Mokpo Inshore race
3. Number of entries: 20 boats - 7 (ORC Club Class), 13 (Open Class), 250 competitors
4. Number of countries represented: 2 (KOR, RUS)
6. Event website: http://www.jejudoyacht.org/
Jeju race photos;
The Organising Committee kindly invited me as a jury member for the second year running. Thanks for your exceptional consideration. Here I respectfully make an address of gratitude from the bottom of my heart to the organization and many people who assisted me officially and privately.
On this blog, I’d like to introduce such people and also write about the typical scenes of Treasure Island “Jeju”, Moses Miracle “Jindo” and Spirited-city “Mokpo”.
Mr. Park Gil-Cheol（朴吉哲さん）: Principal Race Officer <center>
He is a senior managing director of the Chonnam Sailing Federation and lives in Yeosu-city, where is between Mokpo and Busan. As mentioned above, this regatta was scheduled three races, an Offshore race and two Inshore races. He took the lead in the race committees and played an extremely active as a Principal Race officer in all races. He also held the post of Jury concurrently. He must have worked day and night during regatta. All we could do was to admire her activity.
He used to be an Asian champion of the Laser Class. He is a big guy, but he was very delicate and always attentive to me.
Please recover from your fatigue. Thanks so much Park san!
Mr. Pil Sung Lee（李さん）: Chair of Jury <leftmost>
It was the third time to meet him. He was the chair of Jury last 2010 year too. He is a capable judge as before.
When I talked about the Jindo Sea Cracking which was called “The Moses Miracle Of Jindo Island” last year, he introduced himself that he was often called Moses in Korea. Yes Yes Yes, he is a tall man and has a mustache and a beard. He looks just like Moses. Our Jury members cruised together near Jindo Island because the finishing line was set up the offing of Jindo. I had never dreamed I might be with him at such a place. “The Moses Miracle Of Jindo”website:
Mr. Evgeny Kromchenko : Jury member <center>
He is a Russian judge and the vice-president of Russia Far Eastern Sailing Federation. It was the third time to meet him. We first made each other’s acquaintance at the Seven Feet Cup in 2003 year at Vladivostok. And I met him again at the International Sailing Championship devoted to Vladivostok 150 Anniversary in July, last 2010. I had never dreamed I might meet him again in Korea. It is a small world in sailing!
We served out on-the-water job and protest hearings as Jury. He was always kind to me and took to trouble to come and meet me at the Jeju International Airport. We had pleasant time in Korea, but it seemed that he was not good at spicy Korean food. He must enjoy not-spicy Russian food by now after coming back to his home country.
Mr. Kim, Ki Yoon（金さん）: Organising committee
He is a key person of this race. He is a member of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Yacht Association and the professor of the Cheju Tourism College. He completed charge of the event in Jeju. He is broad-minded and openhearted. His song was the best part of the opening ceremony at Jeju. Thanks to Kim, the ceremony was a friendly atmosphere.
Mr. Nam Gi-Yeong（南さん）: Organising committee <left>
His nick name is Mr. Key. Mr. Key played an extremely active at such a huge International race. His English is very skillful because he has been working at San Francisco, USA for a long period. He served perfectly as a liaison between the organisation and foreign teams. And he completed the opening ceremony and skippers’ meetings as an emcee. Moreover, he translated the Sailing Instructions from Korean into English for oversea sailors although he was an amateur about sailing.
He also did not spare himself in taking care of our foreign Jury members from Russia and Japan. He is the surely right man to conduct an international event.
He likes listening to music. His favorites are "Girl’s Generation" (Shoujo Jidai) and KARA, who are young Korean singer group and very popular in Japan too. I was surprised he could sing a Japanese popular song “Yumeno nakani (Into Dream)” which by Yosui Inoue.
-Sagashimono wa nandesuka? Mitsukenikui mono desuka?
-Kaban no nakamo Tsukue no nakamo Sagashitakeredo mitsukaranai noni
Jeju-Jindo race photos;
<Finishing Line at Jindo, Catamaran finish signal boat , Second finished boat "No Applause", Jindo Island etc>
<Dinner on Koreana>
Ms Hyo Kyung Jang : Chair of Measurement committee <center in the front row>
She is a KSAF Measurement committee, an Optimist International Measurer and an ISAF Measurement committee.
She is also a key person of the race.
Her job was always very careful and perfect.
Miss Yeon Soo Jo（涓秀趙さん）: Organising committee <right>
She is a young lady and speaks English and Japanese very well. She is working as a staff in the KSAF. When we were on cruising from Jeju to Mokpo, we talked about mutual sailing and culture all night through.
She will surely contribute development of Korean sailing after this. I hope you'll do your best!
Miss Choi Kyung A : Racer <center>
She is a commentator on MBC TV and a YOGA professor in Seoul. She always has a sunny disposition. She speaks Japanese very well because she graduated from a Japanese medical college in Okayama, Japan.
She was a crew on a race boat “Diva” (Taylor 47) and won the 1st prize at the first race in Jeju.
As she is a beginner for sailing, she was very glad of the victory. Then she treated us to beer at a pub in Mokpo. Arigatou! Choi san.
Please watch her good looks and beautiful figure on her website.
Mr. Sungchul – Jeong（鄭昇徹さん）: Measurement committee
He is a professional coach of Kyungbuk Province and a Laser Class International Measurer. He has extensive knowledge about Racing Rules (RRS). He often has been to Enoshima and Wakayama as a jury at International Races in Japan.
We had many talks about RRS, racing, judging and also each other’s sailing culture during regatta. It was a pleasant time for me and I am looking forward to seeing him again in the near future.
Cappuccino in "Bene cafe" was very delicious.
Thanks a lot.
Mr. Chae-Ho Chung（丁さん）: Chairman of Korea Sail Training Association
He provided his big schooner, 125 feet (38m), for the regatta. The schooner is named “Koreana” which has four masts, was built in Holland as an only sail training ship of Korea..
During the regatta, the ship was used as a spectator boat. And when the Jeju-Jindo Offshore race was running, main members of RC, MC and our Jury moved a distance of 96 miles (178 kms) from Jeju to Mokpo on the ship.
The ship has two-story, two big cabins, several bed rooms, showers, washrooms, kitchen, and so on. There were several crews including a mechanic and a cook who served exclusively. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast on the large deck while looking up at a skyful of stars just likes stars in heaven. It was the first time for me to cruise on such a big schooner. I absolutely had an irreplaceable and irresistible experience.
Korea Yacht School website:http://www.yachtschool.co.kr
Chungさん, the owner of the ship, is an old acquaintance of mine. It had been 18 years since I first met him. He came to Osaka at the JJYU International Friendship Japan Junior Yacht Club Regatta 1994 as a representative of Korean team. That is surely “Time flies like an arrow”.
He is also a sympathizer for Japan. His ship takes part in the Nagasaki Toll Ship Festival every time since 2000 year. Many memorial shields of the festival decorated the wall in the cabin.
Nagasaki Toll Ship Festival 2010:http://www1.city.nagasaki.nagasaki.jp/hansen/hansen.html
Many many thanks Chung san. I really enjoyed a long voyage on Koreana.
Mokpo race photos;
Mr. Nikolai Korolev : Russian sailor <left>
It was the third time to meet Nikolay. Kola first came to Japan to participate in the JJYU regatta 1998, 13 years ago, at Tannowa, Osaka. I met him again at the International Sailing Championship devoted to Vladivostok 150 Anniversary last 2010 July.
He is an excellent match racer. In this regatta, he acted as a helmsman of Russian boat “Carrera” (Farr 43). The Carrera won 3rd place in Jeju, 3rd place in Offshore and 2nd place in Mokpo and got a lot of prize money. Congratulation!
Korean full course dinner;
Mr. Chong Hoi-Kim, Vice chairman of Jeonbuk Sailing Federation, took us to delicious dinner at Jeju on Oct 21 night. He also was a crew of boat "Diva" (Tayor 47) which won 1st place in Jeju and 1st place in Offshore. He was accompanied by many professional sailors.
<from the left; Editor, Chong, Lee, Evgeny, Park, Shibanuma>
The restaurant was a specialty store of fish where in front of the Jeju Fishing Port. As there was a fish preserve inside the shop, we were satisfied our fill of fresh delicacies. The full course was an appetizer, slice of raw shell “Sashimi”, slice of raw fish "Sashimi", two kinds of hot pot “Nabe mono” and dessert. Of course we drank clear liquor “Shouchu” and Korean rice wine “Makkori” to the full.
<from the left; appetizer, raw shell “Sashimi”, raw fish "Sashimi", two kinds of hot pot “Nabe mono”>
Especially it was a nice experience to have breakfast and lunch at typical small restaurants. The sample is on the photo. The menu is some kinds of “Kimchi” (red Kimchi & white Kimchi), crab in sweetened soy sauce, small fish boiled down in soy, egg omelet, steam boiled vegetable, soybean soup “Miso soup” with rice. Almost dishes are spicy because of being used red pepper, but I like everyone. I ate my fill everydays.
<right photo> A rare snack at celebration (ex. New Year); Dried cuttlefish, "Surume" in Japanese
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