Success alone in the world’s largest ocean is enough, but 83-year-old Japanese navigator Jo Kenichi Hori has done it many times.
According to US news channel CNN, on Saturday, June 4, Kenichi Hori set a record for the world’s oldest sailing boat by traveling non-stop in the Pacific Ocean.
After spending more than two months in the world’s largest ocean, Kenichi Hori arrived at the Kai Peninsula in western Japan at 2:39 a.m. local time.
“Set a goal in your life and work to achieve it,” he says.
Kenichi Hori set sail from San Francisco, USA, on his 990 kg and 19 feet long boat.
Kenichi Hori stayed in touch with his family via satellite phone during the sea voyage. He says parts of the voyage at sea were difficult.
During the trip, he kept in touch with his family and talked to them via satellite phone. If I had not spoken to them once a day on the telephone, they would have been upset. “
According to Japanese media reports, Kanchi Hori arrived in San Francisco by sea from Japan in 1962 at the age of 23.
He also became the first person to travel alone in the Pacific.
His lone voyage made headlines in 1962. At the time, he was traveling without a passport.
“Sixty years ago, I was constantly worried about being caught,” he wrote in a blog post. I was in a very bad condition. “
“It’s different this time around,” he says.