2022 is here, but then he’ll be gone. On New Years Day, Jean-Jacques Savin set out to cross the Atlantic, alone in his canoe. The 74-year-old Frenchman set sail from Sagres in Portugal. After 90 days of constant paddling routine, he wants to reach the Caribbean with his orange eight-meter boat, according to the plan. Savin had already completed a similar Atlantic adventure in 2019, when
After the barrel, the oars. In 2019, Jean-Jacques Savin crossed the Atlantic in more than four months in a barrel-shaped boat 3 m long and 2.10 m in diameter. Next Wednesday, this 74-year-old Girondin, soon to be 75 on January 14, will set off from Portugal for a crossing of the Atlantic by oar.
This former soldier must leave this Friday the Arcachon basin where he resides for Sagres. “Monday will be the launch of the canoe, Tuesday the final