In November we wrote that the famed Japanese singlehander Kenichi Horie, now 83, was planning to leave San Francisco in March to sail back to Japan. It’s already March, and Kenichi and his boat are here and getting ready to go.
Kenichi’s 18-ft boat, Suntory Mermaid III, was recently launched at KKMI in Sausalito and is now being readied to depart San Francisco on the morning of Saturday, March 26 — the first day of SailGP!
If you want to cast off and escort him out, his current plans are to pass under the Golden Gate Bridge at around 10 a.m. He’ll be setting sail for Japan, and you can set sail back into the Bay to watch Team Japan race in SailGP’s Season 2 Grand Final. We’ll look for you there!