PRESS RELEASE PETER VAN KETS CROSS THE FINISH LINE
Pete Van Kets has completed the Atlantic Ocean Rowing Race 2009 having crossed the finish line at 1330 hrs UTC on Sunday 21st March with a race time of 76 days exactly. He becomes the 2nd solo class competitor to finish, and 13th overall.
As Pete rowed in a crowd of approximately 100 people gathered waving South African flags and cheering. Many were wearing Peter Van Kets branded t-shirts too. Many competitors that had already completed this epic adventure came out to watch Pete in.
Having made land with a champagne reception, Pete was reunited with his wife Kim and daughter Hannah and sat down to a hearty English breakfast.
This is now the 2nd race that Pete has entered and completed having won the pairs class back in 2007, and he is the first South African to have completed both the solo and pairs events - a truly historic day. What next for the brave South African?