Countdown to the race








Team: Freedom Rower

Rower: Peet Botma

Country: South Africa


Around 10 years ago, I heard about this crazy rowing race across the Atlantic ocean. At that time, I was in awe of the race and I could hardly believe that it was even possible. But, it sounded incredible and a small little seed was planted. I incredulously hoped and dreamed that I would one day be brave enough to go on the adventure. Over the following years I learned about the row through the few available books and documentaries and the dream to actually go do it just grew stronger and stronger, but it was still just a far off dream for someday.  I was eventually able to muster up the courage to make the extremely challenging decision to turn that dream for someday into entering the World’s Toughest Row, Atlantic 2023, as a solo rower. Why do I want to take on this extremely challenging adventure;

Looking forward to taking on this challenge, with a smile!

Freedom Rower

The ocean humbles me, but also sets me free and I wanted to experience that in the ocean’s extremes