Keyword: crossing

French inventor successfully crosses Channel on hoverboard

Franky Zapata, 40, flew into history books on Sunday by crossing the Channel from France to England on his self-designed, jet-powered hoverboard, stopping briefly to refuel mid-way and completing the journey in under 25 minutes.

Ex-French paratrooper, 72, completes Atlantic crossing in a barrel

Jean-Jacques Savi, who turned 72 during his single-handed crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a 3-metre-long specially built barrel, has arrived in the French Carribean Island of Martinique, after drifting on currents for 135 days at sea and across more than 4,500 kilometres from his departure point in the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa.