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Old 04-03-2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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Waves — not wind or fuel — power test boat

Adventurer expects Hawaii-Japan trip will take 2.5 months

updated 8:26 a.m. PT, Wed., March. 5, 2008

HONOLULU - Kenichi Horie, who has crossed the Pacific in a solar-powered boat made of recycled aluminum, is getting ready for his next solo adventure.

The 69-year-old Japanese sailor will set out March 16 on what he says will be the world's longest voyage in a wave-powered boat.

Speaking Tuesday through a translator at the Hawaii Yacht Club, Horie said he would travel more than 4,000 miles from Honolulu to Japan aboard a 3-ton yacht called the Suntory Mermaid II at a speed of up to 5 knots.


Hmmm...hasn't this been done many times by accident.

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Is this the same guy that sailed from Japan to S.F as a kid? What ever happened to his beer barreled catamaran? This guy has got some spirit!!!!!!!
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