Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava admitted they were not as prepared as they could have been for the 2,600-mile trip from their home in Hawaii to their planned destination of Tahiti.
Fuiava is a novice sailor and although Appel has been sailing the Hawaiian islands for 10 years she described the pair as "landlubbers" and "greenhorns in the sailing world."
Nevertheless, when they reached dry land at a U.S. Naval base in southern Japan on Monday, they revealed they plan to sail the region again.
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"We never got a chance to go to Tahiti, or Papeete, or Moorea," the 48-year-old Appel said, reeling off a list of destinations they had hoped to visit before their vessel became stricken in storms. "We still never got to see the 20,000 islands [of the South Pacific] so I think that would be the most fantastic trip for May of next spring."