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Welcome home Pete!

East London’s Peter van Kets was given a hero’s welcome home yesterday afternoon after his gruelling 76-day rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean. Van Kets is the first African to row across any ocean solo, and also the first to ...

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Peter van Kets launches his boat

Woodvale Atlantic Ocean solo rower Peter van Kets recently launched his boat “Nyamezela” (Push through hard times”) in East London, South Africa. The DispatchOnline team spoke to him and fellow previous race winner Bill Godfrey.

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Peter Van Kets Woodvale Challenge 2009/10

Peter van Kets will be taking on the Atlantic again on 9 Dec 2009. The Woodvale challenge is a rowing race across the Atlantic ocean from the Canary Islands, 5400Km to Antigua in the Caribbean. (More people have climbed Mount ...

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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 ...

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