you Can cross the Atlantic ocean without the help of either motor or sail?
It takes the 71-year-old frenchman Jean-Jacques Savin, you can.
Therefore, he has built a large, orange submarine-like 'barrel', as he on Wednesday took care of the place in from the Canary islands towards the Caribbean.
He believes himself, that he can cope with the trip at about 4500 miles using only the ocean currents.
According to the BBC hope the Savin though, that the trip can be travelled in about three months.
The three months he must spend alone in the small capsule, which contains a daybed, a kitchen and a storeroom. The couch is equipped with seleudstyr, to prevent him from being thrown around in storms. In the bottom of the vessel, there is a porthole, which he can look out at passing fish through.
Jean-Jacques Savin stands on top of the unusual vessel, a few days before departure. Photo: Jean-Jacques Savin via AP
With him he has among other things, foie gras and white wine for new year's eve and a bottle of red wine to celebrate her birthday 14. January.
the Frenchman put regular updates out on Facebook from the trip, and preliminary indications are that the trip goes as planned.
- the Weather is great. I lies at a depth of about one meter, and I'm moving me with two-three kilometers an hour. I have favorable wind forecasts up to Sunday, he says in a telephone interview with the AFP news agency.
Jean-Jacques Savin has promised that he will regularly come up with updates from inside the 'barrel', as he has done here. Photo: Jean-Jacques Savin
Jean-Jacques Savin is a former military parachutist, and he has also worked as a parkbetjent and pilot.
the Project has cost approximately 450,000 dollars, and the money has mainly been raised by means of crowdfunding.
'the Barrel' is three meters long and 2,10 meters wide. It is built to resist the waves, and potential attacks from killer whales, while the photovoltaic solar panels that generate power for the communications and GPS equipment.
along the Way on the tour will Savin low markers, which may help oceanographers to study the Atlantic havstrømninger.
And the trip rates he is on will end up on an island in the Caribbean. What is, however, unknown.
- Perhaps Barbados, although I really wish that it was a French island like Martinique or Guadaloupe. It would make it easier in relation to the paperwork and to get the barrel back, he laughs according to the BBC.