Boy Sails Solo Across the Pacific
Dokura from Japan
you imagine a 14-year-old boy sailing across the
Pacific all by himself?
Takahashi is a Japanese junior high school
student from Shirone, Nigata Prefecture.
He became the youngest person to complete
a solo voyage across the
exactly what Subaru Takahashi did. Subaru is a
Japanese junior high school student from Shirone,
Nigata Prefecture. He became the youngest person to
complete a solo voyage across the Pacific.
started out from Tokyo on July 22, 1996 in a
9-meter sail boat and arrived in San Francisco on
September 16, 1996. It was a 10,000-km, 50-day
said his voyage was thrilling. When Subaru arrived
in San Francisco he told reporters that he wanted
to sail around the world next.
an interview in Japanese, Subaru said he has been
boating and canoeing since an early age. "I
don't fight with nature. Nature is not an object
that you refer to with a word like,
words quoted above are Subaru's words translated
from Japanese to
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