On the 1st of January 2017, Braam Malherbe, extreme adventurer, highly respected inspirational speaker and conservationist will to embark on a life-changing expedition. They will row from Cape Town, South Africa to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in one of the toughest yacht races in the world.

The Cape to Rio yacht race takes place every 3 years. This will be a totally unassisted row covering a distance of 6,700kms which should take the rowers close on three months to complete.

Braam will be joined by his new rowing partner, Clyde Barendse, who is no stranger to the waters after having paddled from Cape Town to Durban in a 30 day period, as well as having circumnavigated Ireland solo in the winter.

“The purpose and significance behind this row is very important: we have developed an App called the DOT Challenge App. 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 Malherbe, “We all need to ‘pull together’ and, if each one of us will ‘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.”

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. 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 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 adds passionately.

Shimmy Beach Club is very proud to be a part of this campaign, and wishes Braam, Clyde and their team a safe journey to Rio.

The public is welcome to wave goodbye to Braam and Clyde as they embark on their journey and row passed Shimmy Beach Club on the 1 January 2017 between 12PM – 3PM. This will mark the launch of the DOT App. The DOT App  is a social media tool for saving the planet. It encourages people to Do One Thing for the planet and then to collaborate, share and inspire others to do the same – www.dotchallenge.org

Entrance is complimentary, but is restricted to a limited amount of people. RSVP is required. If you would like to join, please RSVP to Ronel: pa@braammalherbe.com

For more information, please visit www.dotchallenge.org, to fund the project visit http://bit.ly/DOTChallenge or follow the conversation at #DOTChallenge, #CapeToRioRow and #LoveShimmy