Blue-Eyed Samurai Sail -- May 23-24
Sail across Sagami Bay aboard the schooner Miraie on a voyage from William Adams' fief in Yokosuka to Ito, the Izu Peninsula resort town where Adams launched the Shogun's fleet.

Let waves rock you to sleep as you spend the night in bunks aboard the ship. Optional activities will include lectures about Adams' life, mast-climbing, navigation training and an on-deck evening BBQ.

Ashore in Ito, we'll end the adventure with a visit to the location of Adams' shipyard.

On sale until April 15. All sales are final, but tickets can be transferred to others.

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Known as the “blue-eyed samurai” and "Miura Anjin," William Adams was an English navigator working aboard a private fleet from the Netherlands when his ship reached Japan in tatters in 1600. Adams went on to build the first Western ships in Ito harbor and prove his worth to Shogun Ieyasu as an advisor and diplomat instrumental in opening trade. 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of his death. Other commemorative events are planned across Japan. His life was the inspiration for James Clavell’s novel "Shōgun" and its eponymous TV miniseries in 1980.
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* Departure and arrival times are pending confirmation of dock space and tides. Expect to depart Yokosuka around noon and arrive in Ito in the early afternoon.
* Tickets for this educational sail from Yokosuka, Kanagawa to Ito, Shizuoka are available for $320 USD per person. Price includes bed, meals and activities. 
* Sleeping arrangements are bunks equipped with curtains and lights with extra space to store a large backpack. The bunks are in two berths separated into male and female quarters. Mixed gender groups will be divided into the male and female bunkrooms. Small drawers are available under the bunks for books or small items. Showers are available.  
* Ticket price includes all meals and activities. Planned meals include a BBQ on deck the evening of May 23. One soda or beer is included. Additional beverages may be purchased. Breakfast includes traditional Japanese foods. Coffee and hot water for tea are available for free in the galley. 
* Families welcome (min. age 10 years).
* Participants will be responsibile for there own arrangements for travel onward from Ito. Trains depart Ito station regularly taking about 75-120 min to arrive in Yokohama. Depending on class of service, tickets are JPY1700-3200.  YCAPS will provide tailored advice to those who join the sail. 
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