83-year-old Japanese man becomes oldest person to sail Pacific Ocean solo
83-year-old Japanese man Kenichi Horie has become an oldest person to sail solo non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. Kenichi Horie arrived in the Kii Strait off Japan’s western coast, completing his trans-Pacific voyage in 69 days.
According to reports, the famous voyage of Joe Hori started from a port in the US city of San Francisco on March 27 and ended in Japan on Saturday after 69 days.
Kenichi Horie had previously traveled from Japan to San Francisco in 1962 at the age of 23, after which he became the first person in the world to sail the Pacific Ocean solo.
After sailing the Pacific Ocean, Horie said in a message: “Don’t let your dreams be just dreams, set a goal and work towards it, a beautiful life awaits you.”
“I had a lot of medicine from San Francisco with me on this trip, but I only used eye drops when I was alone at sea for more than two months,” he said.
Despite traveling alone by boat, technology such as tracking and communication kept Horie in touch with his family and others throughout the voyage.