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The janapese Hiroshi Kitada arrives in New York Ciyy

Hiroshi Kitada became the first Japanese sailor fo finish The Transat bakerly, crossing the finish line in New York after 22 days, 18 hours, 03 minutes and 45 seconds at sea. “I am very happy, I can’t find the words to express how I truly feel. I did not understand why everyone was asking me why I chose to take part in this race to begin with, I realised how difficult it was after I started. I am very proud of what I have been through. It was very hard, but I am glad that I did it. If I had to summarise the last three weeks of racing, the practice of martial arts comes to mind. It takes stamina and you have to learn to fight everything you come up against. I want to thank everyone, be it the organisation, the team or my competitors – they allowed me to be part of this race’s family. I still need time to realise what I have done, I’m not even aware of it yet. The day is beautiful, there is sun, skyscrapers and I’m in New York.”