The journey of adventurer Jan Savin ends tragically

The journey of a 75-year-old French adventurer ended tragically when his body was found on a boat trying to cross the Atlantic.

The Portuguese coast guard managed to spot Jean-Jacques Savin’s boat, capsized off the Azores archipelago, on Friday. Safin had sailed from the southern side of mainland Portugal in early January, but his team had lost contact with him since Thursday evening, which prompted his members to seek help from the relevant authorities.

And according to the British newspaper The Guardian, Safin had already crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in a barrel in 2019, in an adventure that lasted 127 days. According to the same source, Savin hoped to reach the Caribbean again, this time using a rowboat 8 meters long and 1.7 meters wide.

The members of the team Safin revealed that they received two distress signals from the adventurer prior to his departure, in which he told them he was facing great difficulties, without giving further details. And he informed Savin, before the news broke, that he had switched from using a water-powered desalination device to a manual one, according to his daughter. in a post on his Facebook page.

Savin set out on his journey in coinciding with the celebration of his 75th birthday, carrying 300 kilograms in his boat, including equipment, dried food, a speargun for hunting, a heater and two water desalination devices. “It’s a special way to take in I turn my old age sailing the Atlantic, “said the adventurer, before setting sail.” I will paddle eight hours a day and continue to progress until strong winds blow. “