Tag: Sado Channel

Marathoning With Masayuki Moriya

Marathoning With Masayuki Moriya Courtesy of WOWSA and Ocean Navi, Tsugaru Channel and Sado Channel, Japan. Since 2008, Masayuki Moriya has been training, preparing, planning, escorting, documenting and observing channel swims in the Tsugaru Channel (between Honshu and Hokkaido) and nearby Sado Channel (between Sado Island and the Honshu mainland) in

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Swimming Straight From Sado

Swimming Straight From Sado Courtesy of Masayuki Moriya, Ocean Navi, Sado Island, Japan. Team Ocean Navi completed a 40 km crossing from Sado Island to Niigata on the mainland on Honshu on June 12th.  The 12-person relay started at 2 am and finished 12 hours 24 minutes later in the city of Nagaoka. Taku Wakabayashi, Eri Obiya, Saki Watanabe, Hiroto Kagami,

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Swimming From Sado

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Beginning in A.D. 722, Sado Island served a prison island as it lies 40 km away from the Japanese west coast in the Sea of Japan. Significantly further from the mainland that Alcatraz or Robben Island, the 40 km was an effective lifelong sentence of banishment on the island with thick, lush forests and

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