Adventurer and former naval combat officer Zirk Botha has finished his solo transatlantic ocean row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro – a distance of 7200 km.
Botha rowed in support of sustainable development and renewable energy as a solution to environmental issues and climate change.
“I want to use #Row2Rio2020 to spotlight the impact of fossil fuels and irresponsible consumerism on the planet, which will be the home of our children and future generations. Renewable energies are essential to a sustainable future” he said.
The 59-year-old left Cape Town on 19 December 2020 and arrived in Rio on Sunday, 28 February.