Monday, July 07, 2008

From Hawaii to Japan, without a sail or a motor

Kenichi Horie first achieved fame in Japan by becoming the first Japanese to cross the Pacific alone.

Now he's become the first ever to cross the Pacific in a wave-powered boat. (There's some technical detail here.)

He set sail from Hawaii on May 17 and completed the 4,000-mile voyage to Japan's Kii Peninsula in 110 days.

Here's a video released when he first left Hawaii:

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