French woman, 43, to board sail Pacific

A 43-year-old French woman from Morbihan who crossed the Atlantic on a windsurfer has set off from Peru hoping to cross the Pacific Ocean alone and unassisted in the same manner.

Her board is 7.8m long 1.3 m wide and 1.05 m deep. It carries batteries and solar panels and a desalinator to make fresh water from sea water.

She also has an Iridium satellite phone, a VHF radio, and GPS. She has four carbon masts and three aluminium booms and a 90 day supply of dehydrated and freeze dried foods.