Do you remember the Japanese sailor, environmentalist and adventurer Kenichi Horie that was going from Hawaii to Japan on his double-hull boat, “Suntory Marmaid II”, using just the power of the waves?
Horie, who will turn 70 in September, completed the 110-day solo trans-Pacific on July 5th and is now the first in the world to do it. The main delay in finishing the voyage by the end of May was the fact that weak waves slowed him down and “that’s the problem to be solved”.
He reached his destination in the channel between the main Japanese islands of Honshu and Shikoku just before midnight (15:00 GMT) on Friday after covering some 7,000 kilometers (3,780 nautical miles).
“The feeling is yet to sink in. I want to go home as soon as possible and eat home-cooked meals.” he said upon arrival.
What can we say? Congratulations and good appetite.