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.

Adventurer Zirk Botha starts his 7000km row to Rio again

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.