Kenichi Horie completes his long mission

Kenichi Horie completes his long mission

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In March, we told you about Kenichi Horie, a Japanese yachtsman who was setting sail for Japan from Hawaii on a boat powered by ocean waves.

Well, consider the mission complete as of this past weekend. It took him over 100 days, as his 3800-nautical-mile journey was slowed by small waves and opposing currents, but the Suntory Mermaid II, which is made from recycled materials, made it safely to Wakayama, Japan. According to this article in YachtPals, the 69-year-old Horie is looking forward to some home cooked meals after months at sea.

So whatever the celebratory meal is, The Hawaii Herald would like to congratulate you, Horie-san, on your successful journey!


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