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    Sailor takes on Pacific in wave-powered boat

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080317/od_nm/wavepower1_dc;_ylt=Av24mAIhBvwfDN_oRSEDnnWs0NUE

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese sailor has set out from Hawaii for Japan, hoping to complete the 7,000 km (4,400 mile) journey using only the power of the waves beneath his boat.
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    Garlanded with flowers, 69-year-old adventurer Kenichi Horie waved from the deck of his catamaran-like boat as he set off on the latest of many challenges he has taken on since he became the first Japanese to sail solo across the Pacific in 1962, a video of his departure from Hawaii showed.



    That's really cool, it will take 2 1/2 months but the boat will be completely powered by the natural waves of the ocean.

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    Re: Sailor takes on Pacific in wave-powered boat

    Impressive. Thanks for the read.

    Having been around the ocean for most of my adult life I can tell you there is alot of power there that needs to be respected.

    I wish him well.
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    Re: Sailor takes on Pacific in wave-powered boat

    Horie, who has sailed around the world solo, traveled the Pacific in a yacht made of recycled beer cans in 2002.
    now that would be funny to see.

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