Severe weather conditions force Zirk Botha to return and delay transatlantic Row to Rio 2020

59 Year-old adventurer, Zirk Botha, has returned to shore in Cape Town one day after starting his Row to Rio (#Row2Rio2020), as a result of unpredicted heavy South-Westerly and Northerly wind conditions that threatened to blow him onto the coast or backwards towards his starting point. Botha is now waiting in Cape Town for conditions to improve and hopes to be able to leave in a week, if the weather settles.

Zirk Botha ready for 7000km solo transatlantic Row to Rio on 5 December 2020

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.