Japanese man, 83, becomes oldest to sail the Pacific

[07-06-2022 02:01 PM]

Ammon News - A Japanese adventurer has become the world's oldest person to sail solo non-stop across the Pacific Ocean at the age of 83.

Kenichi Horie, who holds multiple Guinness World Records including fastest solar-powered Pacific crossing and longest journey by pedal boat, departed from San Francisco on his sailboat, the Suntory Mermaid III, on March 27, and arrived June 4 in Japan's Cape Hinomisaki.

"Don't let your dreams just stay as dreams. Have a goal and work towards achieving this and a beautiful life awaits," Horie told CNN.

The adventurer first made headlines in 1962, when the then-23-year-old became the first person to sail solo non-stop across the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to California.

"I didn't think I'd be sailing at 83 but I'm still healthy and I didn't want to miss this chance," Horie said. "Challenges are exciting so I'd like to keep trying."


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