High-seas record bid by ex-Rhodian

GIANT TASK: Cameron Bellamy, pictured while in Scotland, hopes to set a record
GIANT TASK: Cameron Bellamy, pictured while in Scotland, hopes to set a record

A RHODES University graduate is among a group of eight entering their final phase of preparations today in a Guinness world record attempt to row more than 8000km – from Australia to Durban.

The trans-Indian Ocean expedition – described as a display of sheer bravery and a test of ultimate endurance – is said to be a world first. The crew will set out from Geraldton along Australia’s west coast.

For former South African national oarsman Cameron Bellamy, who grew up in Cape Town and studied at Rhodes, this expedition will be the realisation of a 10- year-long dream to row across an ocean, one which he has been actively pursuing for the past three years. – Unathi Shologu

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