Delfinburg, he arrives by aircar and suggests to the mayor and the captain that they sail to just the right place at just the right time for him to enter the Micronesia Cup regatta. There is no problem.
There might have been readers who had not encountered van Rijn before - although not now if the novel is being read as part of The Technic Civilization Saga. Readers are to understand that Freeman van Rijn's capacities for enjoyment and for work are equally gargantuan.
We have just read, at the end of Chapter V, about the kidnap of David Falkayn, chief of van Rijn's first trade pioneer crew. Van Rijn does not know about this yet but, when he does, the pleasures will end and all that energy will be focused on rescuing Falkayn, in the process breaking the law, then skilfully outmaneuvering the law enforcers.