A 75-year-old Frenchman who wanted to travel by boat in the Atlantic has died

A 75-year-old Frenchman who tried to cross the Atlantic Ocean by boat has died at sea, his support group has announced.

In 2019, the 2.10-meter-diameter Jean-Jack Seven in a barrel-shaped boat took more than four months to sail across the Atlantic Ocean, being swept away by wind and currents.

“Unfortunately, at this time, the sea is stronger than our friend who loved sailing and the sea so much,” he said in a statement on his Facebook page.

The 75-year-old ex-soldier activated his rescue transmitter on Friday, after which the support team had no contact with him.

According to the Liaison Committee of his Volunteer Assistants team, Seven was last contacted north of Madeira and went to Ponta Delcata Island in the Azores archipelago for repairs.

After changing lanes due to strong winds, the service’s batteries and solar panels were damaged causing serious problems.

His family did not ask him, and “they expect a ray of hope, perhaps good news,” the Facebook statement said. On Friday, however, his boat was capsized by Portuguese sailors. The exact cause of his death has not yet been determined.

Jean-Jacques Seven, who turned 75 on Jan. 14 at the Atacius Canoe, which is 8 meters long and 1.70 meters wide, became the “senior in the Atlantic” from Socrates in southern Portugal on New Year’s Day. Cheat on the old people “.

On Wednesday, he wrote on Facebook that strong winds had blown his 900-kilometer journey and that he had a problem with the solar panels, but added: “Of course, I’m not in danger!”.

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He planned to spend about three months in his canoe called his “friend”.

With information from the BBC

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