Monday, July 14, 2008

He Made It!

After a three-month voyage, Kenichi Horie reached the shores of his native Japan aboard his wave-powered boat. He left Hawaii back in March aboard the Suntory Mermaid II and completed the 4,800 mile voyage at an average speed of 1.5-knots. "I've been thinking about riding a wave-powered boat for 30 years, and finally my dream came true. The journey was so fun, and it was easy," said Horie, according to the Associated Press.

The AP states that the boat was equipped with diesel and sails should the adventurer have run into any storms. But as fortune has it, he never had to use any alternative form of propulsion.

No news yet as to how many books he managed to read en route. For the full story, click here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't that called drifting?