Jean-Jacques Savin

French adventurer, 75, found dead on solo rowing crossing of Atlantic

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Jean-Jacques Savin, 75, a former French paratrooper who in 2019 successfully crossed the Atlantic in a capsule driven only by sea currents, has been found dead off the Azores just three weeks into his new attempt to cross the ocean in a rowing boat.

Frenchman, 71, sets out across Atlantic Ocean in a barrel

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Navigator Jean-Jacques Savin, who will turn 72 in January – and, he hopes, at sea – has set off west into the North Atlantic from the Canary Islands in a metal barrel which he expects will be carried by ocean currents alone to somewhere in the Caribbean by the end of March.