Smooth Sailing From South To North Across Tsugaru

Video courtesy of Ocean Navi across the Tsugaru Channel in Japan.

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 in Japan.

The team escorted by Captain Mizushima landed on Hokkaido’s Shirakami Misaki after swimming south to north 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.

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Steven Munatones