Agence France-PresseApril 4, 2013 23:15
Chinese yachtsman Guo Chuan on Friday became the first sailor from China to complete a non-stop solo circumnavigation of the globe.
The former scientist returned to the northeastern port city of Qingdao, his home town, after a gruelling five-and-a-half month voyage and immediately paid tribute to his late father.
"He passed away in 2011 when I was training in Europe. It's been a regret that I failed to bid him farewell," state news agency Xinhua quoted him saying.
"I wish he could see me today."