Swells delay race

Rowing coach Guy Biscoe of Observatory with Wayne Roberts of Bergvliet.

Unexpected weather conditions delayed Clyde Barendse and Braam Malherbe’s plan to row the 6 700km from Cape to Rio as part of their DOT (Do One Thing) challenge.

The pair were all ready to leave from Shimmy Beach at the V&A Waterfront on Sunday January 1, but took the advice of team member Wayne Roberts of Bergvliet to wait for better conditions.

At the launch, Wayne said the forecast south south-east wind and high swell would push the paddlers back into shore, somewhere such as Paternoster.

Five months ago, extreme adventurer Braam could not paddle let alone set off on a 58-day trip across treacherous oceans but paddle coach Guy Briscoe stepped in and over the past months has fitted in coaching lessons between Braam’s fund-raising and sponsorship efforts.

To follow their progress, use the DOT App, a social media tool for saving the planet. It encourages people to Do One Thing for
the planet and then to collaborate, share
and inspire others to do the same www.dotchallenge.org