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A man hoping to break the record for solo-sailing the Pacific Ocean is lost at sea


An accomplished Chinese sailor named Guo Chuan, who was hoping to break the record for a solo voyage across the Pacific Ocean, is lost at sea with the mainland, reports SFGate.  

The U.S. Coast Guard managed to locate the man's boat, but its captain was nowhere in sight. 

The man has not been hear from on his radio since Monday. 

Guo Chuan, 50, was hoping to arrive in Shanghai in 18 days, beating the previous record of 21 days. He began sailing from San Francisco on Oct. 18. 

A Coast Guard search plane was launched Tuesday from a military base in Hawaii and found the Qingdao China (named for the sailor's hometown). They are now trying to coordinate with nearby vessels for a rendezvous. 

Guo holds a world record for a solo nonstop voyage around the world in a 40-foot yacht. He set the record in 2013 after making it around the world in 138 days and became the first person from China to sail around the world by himself. 


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