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“Peter van Kets and Bill Godfrey overcame the limitations of their minds and so achieved an historic victory for themselves and their nation.” Professor Tim Noakes

On 2 December 2007, two South Africans, Peter van Kets and Bill Godfrey, set off together with 22 other boats in the Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua, the Caribbean. The gruelling unsupported race covers 5438km of open ocean. Their rowing boat, Gquma Challenger, contains their food, equipment and desalinator for water. They are completely unsupported and do not see another boat until they reach their destination 50 days later. They are tested physically, emotionally and spiritually as they battle violent storms, fatigue, blisters, dehydration and loneliness in order to accomplish their dream which is to win the race and bring the trophy home to South Africa. Their journey is filled with humour, emotion and the triumph of the human spirit against tremendous odds as their story unfolds against the dramatically beautiful backdrop of the unforgiving Atlantic Ocean.


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About Peter Van Kets

Peter is a professional adventurer, highly sought after international business inspirational and keynote speaker. He has become globally known as a specialist around business’ ability to persevere in a dynamic and turbulent economy. He has worked with major corporations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. He takes the lessons learned from his expeditions and relates them to the business environment. His expedition stories are of survival, courage, perseverance, passion, loneliness, tenacity, amazing team work and the will to win. Peters presentations take people on powerful life-altering journeys, changing the way they think about themselves and their businesses. His Motivational Speaking website can be found at motivational-speaking.co.za

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