Brian Platt aboard the Hong Kong-built High Tea.

How Briton sailed a junk single-handed from Hong Kong to US, three years before the Japanese sailor credited with solo record

Japanese sailor Kenichi Horie is regarded as being the first person to sail solo across the North Pacific from west to east, in 1962, but credit should arguably go to Brian Platt, a Hong Kong-born Briton who made the journey in 1959

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Brian Platt aboard the Hong Kong-built High Tea.
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