3-2-1: Six South Africans on the Atlantic

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It seems to be the season for ocean crossings by South Africans.
In September this year, Riaan Manser and his wife Vasti completed their second crossing by row boat celebrating their honeymoon by rowing to Hawaii.

But let’s fast forward to the present:

Stuart Connacher, Charl Gale and Wayne Johnson have entered the Talisker Trans-Atlantic Row Race from La Gomera to Antigua as a trio.
Last year Stuart raced the same race in the solo class and came in a very respectable second place. This year, in the same boat: TIDE, they have entered as a trio and intend to ‘burn some rubber’ across the Atlantic.
Departure Date: 14 December 2016
Website: www.facingit.co.za
Facebook: AnotherMileAnotherSmile
Cause: Smile Foundation

TWO – 2
Braam Malherbe and Clyde Barendse. Both accomplished adventurers are going to be rowing from Cape Town to Brazil in their 2 man boat called MHONDORO in their campaign to promote DOT: Do One Thing.

The expedition’s main theme will be ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’. “We easily forget and dismiss important things in life when it is not in our direct view.

Leaving Cape Town on New Year’s day, they will be starting with the yachts in the Cape to Rio race – but their hashtag is #CapeToRioRow

Departure Date: 1 January 2017
Website: http://www.dotchallenge.org/
Facebook: Braam Malherbe Extreme Conservationist
Cause: DOT: Do One Thing

ONE – 1
Chris Bertish, our famous waterman is going to be SUP’ing in his custom craft named IMPIfish from Morocco to Miami – unsupported.

Chris has custom built a Stand Up Paddle craft with a cabin (that is only 2 cm longer than himself) and will be breaking numerous records on his unprecedented crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.

Unsupported, he expects the crossing to take 120 days.

Departure Date: 7 December 2016
Website: http://www.thesupcrossing.com/live/
Facebook: Official Chris Bertish
Causes: Operation Smile, Signature of Hope Trust, The Lunchbox Fund

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