Botha completes WORLD RECORD 7200km solo transatlantic row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro

Rowing for the planet and sustainable development,extreme adventurer and ex naval officer, Zirk Botha (59 years old) completed his solo transatlantic ocean crossing on his boat ‘Ratel’, from South Africa to Brazil in a world record of 70 days , over a total distance of 7200km or 4000 nautical miles (nm). After leaving Cape Town on 19 December 2020, Botha rowed into the small bay of Buzios just north of Rio de Janeiro, at 03:45 on 27 February 2021, South African Time / 22:45, 26 February 2021, Brazilian time.

Zirk Botha counts down to record finish in 7200km solo row, Cape Town to Rio

Extreme South African adventurer and ex naval officer, Zirk Botha (59) is in the home straight of his solo transatlantic ocean row, sponsored by juwi Renewable Energies, from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, a total distance of 7200km or 4000 nautical miles (nm). Set to arrive on Sunday 28 February 2021, Botha is two weeks ahead of schedule in 71 days, and is set establish world records as first person to attempt the route alone and unsupported by any safety craft, and for the fastest row on this route.