Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Now Swimming, Then Success After 9 Hours 51 Minutes

Photos and report courtesy of Ocean Navi.

Aya Iwata, Yukichi Usui, Ikuko Ono, Yasuo Naito, Hiroko Hachinoe and Peter Turberfield completed a 6-person Tsugaru Channel crossing from Honshu to Hokkaido in 9 hours 51 minutes this week in Japan.















The team traveled south to north, swimming from Honshu, the main island of Japan, across the Tsugaru Channel, to the northernmost island of Hokkaido. Their course was relatively straight, comparatively rare among Tsugaru Channel crossings, although they hit a challenging eddy towards the end.

Photo above was taken onboard Captain Mizushima's escort boat after landing in Hokkaido's Shirakami Misaki.

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