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!”
Capetonian, Zirk Botha, will depart on his 7000km solo trans-atlantic row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday 5 December 2020, leaving from Granger Bay Marina, at 09:00. Botha will be the first person to attempt this Trans-Atlantic crossing alone.
Intrepid 59-year-old Capetonian, Zirk Botha, is currently making final preparations and counting down the days to his departure on a solo row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro.
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.