Cape Town – South African entrepreneur Grant Blakeway will use the 2019 edition of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic challenge to shine the spotlight on the devastating effects of plastic pollution on marine life when he competes as a solo rower later this year.
The 58-year-old will be one of only two South Africans to compete in this year’s 4 800km sea voyage, which starts in the Canary Islands and finishes in the West Indies.
The annual premier event on the global ocean rowing race attracts competitors from all over the world.
An Atlantic challenge of 39 days, eight hours and 43 minutes, the race will test the courage, stamina and endurance of everyone who pits themselves against the might of the sea.
It is here where Blakeway hopes to inspire social action in South Africa and around the world.