Zirk Botha – Adventure across the Atlantic

Rowing solo across the Atlantic was a great experience for Zirk Botha

Row row row your boat ...

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. – Interviewed here by Geniene Preston of Life is a Beach. Settle in for a great 30 minutes!

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Facebook: Follow his page: Zirk Botha- Live a Great Adventure https://www.facebook.com/ZirkBotha.FB

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Instagram: @zirk_botha  https://www.instagram.com/zirk_botha/

Website: www.zirkbotha.co


Media who want to ask Zirk questions or interview him, or need to obtain  more images /video, should please contact:

Sue Parker-Smith +27 (0)82 551 1101 sue@catalystcommunications.co.za

Chace Brand +27 (0) 72 095 6718 chace@catalystcommunications.co.za


Geniene Preston has been a radio personality on various main stream radio stations for over 20 years. I have now decided to move into Podcasting Episodes in order for you to learn about South Africa, whether to move or stay and what the experience was like for others.