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Image of sundown, the TSPS burgee and Japanese flag, and Saito sporting a new goatee at the press conference, courtesy of TSPS. (click to enlarge)

Saito- san 71, home after 233 days alone at sea

Posted: Jun 07, 2005 05:56 pm EDT

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At age 71, Minoru Saito from Japan has become the oldest person to do a solo, non-stop circumnavigation without stops. On Day 233, Saito-san returned to his starting point 4 km west of Misaki Port, to a hero's welcome. It has been a true ocean odyssey between the old man and the sea. Cold in only a t-shirtFoul weather cost him jib damage, the new weather fax system was busted, and the fridge was also out almost immediately after he set off. Frigid temperatures didn't deter him, "it is a little cold outside the cabin in only...

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