Pohnpei Sailing Club held the second day of preliminary races and the semi-finals on 28 July in Sokeh’s lagoon.
Dr. Kazuo Ishikawa is indefatigable in his devotion to the sailing and to the youth of the local community. On this day he would spend six hours under the tropical sun and torrential rain as the race director. His boundless energy is inspirational.
The Topper sailing dinghies that the youth are sailing were provided by Dr. Umezu of South Park Hotel. Without his generosity the sailing lessons and regatta would not be possible. He was the first to have a dream of local youngsters sailing on their waters, and the only one who made that dream a reality.
With the semi-final heats completed, the fleet returned to port with tired and exhausted sailors.