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.

Zirk Botha 2500km into his 7000km row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro

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.

7000km solo Atlantic row for the environment backed by juwi Renewable Energies

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.