Zirk Botha - Adventure across the Atlantic

Cabo Frio, 08 March 2021: Rowing for the planet and sustainable development, and sponsored by juwi Renewable Energies, 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 71 days, a total distance of 7200km or 4000 nautical miles (nm). After leaving Cape Town on 19 December 2020, Botha rowed on to Cabo Frio on Sunday 28 February 2021, to complete his voyage in 71 days, a new world record.