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.