In this Tuesday, June 15, 2021 photo, through a thick fog, Guirec Soudee makes his first strokes in his ocean rowboat, Romane, after being towed out about a mile off Monomoy, as he starts his journey from Chatham, Mass., to France. Credit: Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times via AP

CHATHAM, Mass. — Rower Guirec Soudée has a 3,000 mile journey through the Atlantic Ocean before he hits home again.

The French rower has set off on a three month journey from Cape Cod to his hometown located on the small island of Yvinec in Brittany, France, the Cape Cod Times reported.

Before he rowed off to catch the winds on Tuesday afternoon, Soudée smiled, waved and took photos.

Soudée has been sailing the world since his early 20s. In 2013, he became the youngest person to sail to Alaska with a four month stopover in Greenland, the newspaper said.

The travel ahead of Soudée is more challenging than his previous voyages because of currents and storms in the Atlantic.

In December, he rowed from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean in 74 days but he capsized twice. He plans to reach Yvinec in 80 days in his vessel named Romane, the newspaper said.