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Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific crossing

A blind Japanese sailor on Saturday successfully completed a near two-month, non-stop voyage from San Diego to Fukushima prefecture, making him the first to make a so-called blind sailing Pacific Ocean crossing.Joined by a sighted navigator, it was 52-year-old Mitsuhiro Iwamoto’s second two-handed attempt at the 14,000-kilometre journey. His first ended when his boat hit a whale and sank.“I didn’t give up and I made a dream come true. I’m the happiest person on Earth,” Iwamoto said.A native of…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific crossing, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific crossing

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Saturday, 20 April

 

 

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