71-Year-Old Man Sets Sail Across The Atlantic — In A Barrel

A Dream Ship

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It’s not out of the ordinary that people want to do something they’ve always dreamed of when they retire. Some people travel to a country they’ve always wanted to see, some take up a new hobby, while others simply spend time with people they love. One man decided to do something way out of the ordinary, something rather dangerous, yet exciting.

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Jean-Jacques Savin

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Jean-Jacques Savin, a 71 year old French man is not your average retiree. Instead of relaxing at home, he decided to set out on the journey of his lifetime. He decided to sail the Atlantic Ocean but not by any ordinary means. Instead, he decided to rely on Mother Nature to get him from one of the smallest Canary Islands all the way to the Bahamas. How he’s doing it, will shock you.

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A New Way To Celebrate

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Savin is an ex-military paratrooper using his knowledge to guide him on a trip that no man has ever done before. He’s a adrenaline junkie looking for a unique way to ring in the new year and celebrate his 72nd birthday, and his plan will do just that.

A Crossing

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Savin plans to travel through the Atlantic Ocean using a specially crafted barrel that will use the current of the ocean to guide the journey. Savin describes the journey as, “a crossing where the man would not be captain of his boat, but passenger of the Ocean.” Of course, a journey of this magnitude will need a lot of specialized equipment and plenty of survival equipment.

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