Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, 52, left San Diego on Feb. 24, sailing 8,700 miles on his 40 ft. boat, named "Dream Weaver", to Japan with the help of a sighted navigator, American Doug Smith
I'm the happiest person on earth," Iwamoto told Kyodo News.
When sailing, Iwamoto can still feel the wind direction and steer with sighted people's help, but needs a guide like Smith to navigate around other boats, according to the Voice of San Diego.
Not just blind people, but sighted people who lost their meaning of life."
According to Kyodo, Iwamoto and Smith made the record-breaking trip to raise money for charity and prevent diseases that cause blindness.