1 Year to go

Exactly a year ago Bill and I rowed into English Harbour, Antigua. After 50 days and 5483Km’s of rowing we were finally going to see our families again and sleep in clean, dry sheets. What an epic experience and one that is carved in South African sports history books. The race was the epitome of […]

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90 minutes closer

“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, […]

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Roar of the Sea

“If you look around you right now, we’re in the doldrums. Three days we’ve been sitting like this – this is the first time we’ve had no wind against us.”
“We’ve had hectic side winds, hectic head wind. Our bodies are broken at the moment. Our hands are shreds, our bottoms are shreds.”
“It’s just very testing, I must admit…”

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Gquma Challenge

Positivity was key factor in trans-Atlantic rowing race Written by Guy Rogers BANISHING self-pity and turning on the pace through the worst conditions was the formula which took East London duo Peter van Kets and Bill Godfrey to victory in the 2008 Woodvale trans- Atlantic rowing race – arguably the toughest endurance race of them […]

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