On the 7th of February 2017 Braam is embarked on a life-changing expedition. He is rowing from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro at the start of the Cape to Rio yacht race.
This will be a totally unassisted row covering a distance of 6,700kms which should take the rowers close on three months to complete.
Wayne Robertson is Braam’s rowing’s partner for this expedition.
Wayne is a skipper, boat builder, marine surveyor, cyclist, surfer, musician, passionate eco-warrior. Wayne has had a close relationship with, and a deep passion for, the sea since childhood. In addition to building and skippering ocean-going vessels, he’s been surfing for 39 years and big-wave surfing for 10 years. Sea legs aren’t the issue. The issue is the current state of our planet, and it’s one he’s tackling head on by joining Braam on the row to Rio. No stranger to endurance sports, Wayne has completed numerous multi-stage mountain-biking events. He was the first person to attempt and finish the Argus cycle tour on a unicycle – twice. He was also the first person to ride the tour on a BMX, and did so 12 times raising funds for charities close to his heart. Wayne has first-hand experience of adverse weather conditions both at sea and on land, and spent time in Antarctica constructing modular pods ideally suited to extreme environments. As husband to Cindy and father to six-year-old Willow, Wayne’s motivation in raising awareness of the DOT Challenge is personal: to leave the planet in better shape for his daughter.
DOT, which stands for Do One Thing, is a simple acronym that is so much more than a trend, a fad or a catch-phrase. These three little letters boldly aim to unite the world in the hope that, together, we can still save our planet.” says Braam.
The DOT Challenge App (www.dotchallenge.org) is free to download. By globally connecting like-minded individuals through a single website and app, the DOT movement encourages anyone who is willing to just Do One Thing to protect and preserve the Earth, our only home, from further destruction and harm.
“We all need to ‘pull together’ and, if each one of us can just Do One Thing for the planet, we can ensure a sustainable future. In nature, if you are not an asset, you are a liability. We, as humans, are not exempt from this fundamental principal,” Braam says..
The DOT challenge team has started a fundraising campaign and are asking the public to be part of the launch of DOT. ‘By Purchasing a DOT (http://bit.ly/DOTChallenge ) you show your support for this global initiative and contribute to the wellbeing of the planet. Everybody is welcome, from individuals to corporates and companies. “Every DOT purchased helps me and the team get to Rio and make the DOT challenge movement go viral. The goal is to have 5 million people on the app by the time we get to Rio. This can start a tipping point to save the planet”, Braam passionately adds.
Track Malherbe and Robertson live via the DOT app https://appsto.re/us/jsSNgb.i
Contact us for booking him for a motivational talk upon his return to share his latest adventure.
Follow the conversation at #DOTChallenge and #CapeToRioRow
FOLLOW THE CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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