Congratulations Mr. Kenichi Horie

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From the London Daily Mail:

Japanese adventurer, 83, becomes the oldest person to complete a solo and nonstop 5,500 mile voyage across the Pacific Ocean as he completes the trip in a 19-foot yacht in 69 days

    • Kenichi Horie, 83, is oldest person to complete solo, nonstop trip across Pacific
    • However, the Japanese adventurer said he was still 'in the middle of my youth'
    • He spent more than two months alone on the sea as he conquered the waves

Japanese adventurer Kenichi Horie, 83, has become the oldest person to complete a solo, nonstop voyage across the Pacific Ocean — and he said he was still 'in the middle of my youth' and not finished yet.

Horie returned home as he crossed the Kii Strait off Japan's western coast early Saturday, completing his 5,500 mile trans-Pacific solo voyage in 69 days after leaving a yacht harbour in San Francisco in late March.

He has been sailing for a long time:

It was the latest record-setting achievement for the octogenarian adventurer, who in 1962 became the first person in the world to successfully complete a solo nonstop voyage across the Pacific from Japan to San Francisco.

Sixty years later, he traveled the opposite route.

His sailboat was 19 feet long - perfect size.  Big enough to be comfortable and small enough to be able to handle in all kinds of weather.  His website is here: Suntory Mermaid - quite the adventure.

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