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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 row the Woodvale Trans- Atlantic Rowing Race as one of a pair and then do it again as a solo.

Peter Van Kets came second in the solo class.

The 43-year-old father departed from the Canary Islands on January 4, and rowed over 5350 kilometres across the cold Atlantic Ocean in his rowing boat Liberty Nyamezela, which means strive, or persevere until the end or vasbyt.

His journey ended on March 21 at English Harbour, Antigua, where Van Kets spent two weeks recovering before making his journey home to East London.

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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