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A ship’s log is published daily to provide an ongoing record of this historic undertaking. This log closely follows his voyage and tracks Saito's progress as he communicates back to the Saito Challenge 8 land crew by satellite phone and Inmarsat communication.

Saito in the News


Is 8 Enough?
A superb job capturing the mighty effort that went into getting the refit done in Auckland, and the result that will carry Saito-san around the world.

Written by Brian Hartz and wonderfully photographed by Mike Hunter, this article appears in the July 2008 edition of Boating New Zealand magazine (


Saito set for eighth solo around
Circumnavigation legend looks to renew own nonstop age feat

(The Japan Times)


Challenge 7 2005 daily trip log

(Tokyo Sail & Power Squadron)


And the Blue Water Medal Goes To…Minoru Saito

(Consulate General of Japan in New York)


People: Minoru Saito Awarded the Blue Water Medal

(Sail Japan)


Blue Water Medal to Minoru Saito



Minoru Saito to be Inducted into the Single-Handed Sailor's Hall of Fame

(Tokyo Sail & Power Squadron)


Saito-san 71, home after 233 days alone at sea

(The Ocean)


MINORU SAITO, 1934- Inducted to Single-Handed Sailors' Hall of Fame 2006

(The Museum of Yachting)

...more to follow