Singlehanded Sailor Plans a Wave Powered Crossing

wave powered boat

Ken-ichi Horie is preparing to be the first to cruise from Hawaii to Japan (a 4,300 mile crossing) solely on wave power. This 69 year old Japanese adventurer will attempt the pacific crossing using his three-ton yacht Suntory Mermaid II (a wave powered boat).

This guy and this boat are simply amazing!

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  1. I’ve read a bit about this chap. He’s been doing some fairly zaney things over the years. so this is not his first nutty trip.

    Raising awareness of the issues which affect us all is a great cause. Using only wind, waves and some solar demonstrates that with some more investment we can all benefit.

    Ken-ichi Horie i salute you!

  2. I’m looking forward to the Tall Ships Race 2010. It will be amazing.

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