An 83-year-old man sets a new world record by sailing across the Pacific alone but without… Watch the inspiring video to know how…

A Japanese guy has completed his beloved pastime of sailing across the Pacific Ocean without stopping for the second time.

Kenichi Horie, the unbreakable, did it once before when he was 23, and he surely didn’t expect to be doing it again 60 years later. But that’s simply his personality.

On the 27th of March, he set sail on his Suntry Mermaid III, a 19-foot-long (six-meter-long) yacht weighing 2,182 pounds (990 kilograms).

Horie sailed solo for two months across the world’s largest ocean, arriving at 2:39 a.m. local time on the Kii Peninsula in western Japan.

“Don’t allow your dreams to remain just that. Have a goal in mind and strive toward it, and a great life will be yours,” Horie said via a satellite phone.

Despite not making any port calls, Horie kept in touch with his family every day.

According to reports, he will arrive in Cape Hinomisaki on Saturday, after which he will be towed back to his home port in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, for an arrival ceremony.

It’s not his first time receiving an award, and it’s also not his first trans-Pacific journey. Horie, then a 23-year-old used auto parts salesman, became the first person to traverse the Pacific Ocean without assistance, eating only rice and canned food and communicating via a single radio onboard a plywood sailboat.

“I was confident in my ability to succeed—all I wanted to do was take on the task,” Horie stated.

He was instantly apprehended when he landed under the Golden Gate Bridge 94 days later, as he had neither a passport nor money. However, when Mayor George Christopher learned of what Horie had done, he granted him an honorary visa, and he became a little star.

“Recall for a brief moment, if you will, the deed of a young Japanese, who loved the yacht and the United States of America,” reads a placard on the boat he landed in at the National Maritime Museum in California.

Kenichi Horie has sailed the Pacific several times aboard yachts made of recyclable materials such as Japanese beer kegs, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans. One was even powered by the sun. He undertakes these things to promote awareness of the ocean’s unique resource, and he hopes to continue doing so until he is 100 years old.

“I didn’t imagine I’d be sailing at 83,” he told. “But I’m still healthy and didn’t want to miss this opportunity.” “I’d like to keep trying since challenges are interesting.”

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