SA rowboat adventurer in deep water – at last

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SA rowboat adventurer in deep water – at last

Thirty-knot winds and 4m swells all in a day’s work for renewable energy proponent Zirk Botha

Senior reporter

If ever there is a trophy for social distancing, it belongs to Zirk Botha.

The South African is all alone 2,000km out to sea, 19 days after setting off from Cape Town in a rowboat.

He has even had to self-isolate inside his boat – by strapping himself into a tiny sealed-up cabin in the prow to survive extreme weather...

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