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.
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.
Cape Town 22 January 2021: Extreme adventurer, Zirk Botha, has reached the halfway mark in his transatlantic ocean row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, a total distance of 7000km or 3800 nautical miles (nm) on 22 January 2021. He is the first person to attempt the journey, rowing alone and unsupported by anyContinue reading “Transatlantic ocean rower Zirk Botha is halfway from Cape Town to Rio!”
24 days into his three-month row, South African Zirk Botha who is currently rowing alone from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, is now just off St Helena island and is heading west towards Brazil at the latitude of 18degrees South, longitude 1 degree East.
South African extreme adventurer, Zirk Botha, set off from Kommetjie slipway on the Cape Peninsula this morning, on his solo row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, sponsored by juwi Renewable Energies. Botha had previously departed from Cape Town on 5 December, but had been forced to return to shore after severe weather conditions pushed him back.
Adventurer Zirk Botha, rowed out of Granger Bay, Cape Town today, as he started on his epic 7000km solo trans-Atlantic row to Rio de Janeiro, a journey set to take him approximately 100 days in often dangerous conditions.
Capetonian Zirk Botha, an ex-naval combat officer and adventure racer, will undertake a 7000km solo row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Cape Town in December 2020, in support of the environment and climate change, and juwi Renewable Energies South Africa, is sponsoring his feat.