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Sailing around the world

The ketch AHODORI 2 is a plywood boat built by her skipper at his back yard taking 2 years.
When AOKI, YOH was 22 years old, he left Osaka in Japan for the circumnavigation the globe by himself.
And AOKI, YOH luckily sailed home on 1974 after 3 years and 2 months lonesome journey on the sea, calling at San Francisco, Acapulco, Galapagos islands, Easter island, Buenos Aires, Cape town and Sydney.
No such a small boats like a 21-foot has attempted to sail around the world via CAPE HORN.
His boat is registered on the GUINESS BOOK OF RECORD as the smallest boat ever circumnavigated the world.
His boat AHODORI 2 has been now displayed at the Banpaku Museum in Osaka.
If you want him a lecture, please contact YAMAMOTO, KAZUO at +81 724 66 0802.
Aoki’s lecture fee is donated to AHODORI FOUNDATION, which to maintain this boat.
Aoki is also conducting a monthly ZEN MEETING at ZIGENIN temple in OSAKA. You are free to join the meetings.



Wave at the Roaring 40's
Big Wave
Fishing a Tuna
Big fish
Leaving Cape Town
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