Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.
There’s an ocean between saying and doing
Pioneering adventurer Riaan Manser has rewritten the definitions of tenacity, courage and determination.
From cycling 37000km around the perimeter of Africa, to circumnavigating Madagascar unaided in a kayak, rowing across the Atlantic with his fiancé, and kayaking around Iceland with a handicapped partner, Riaan has achieved several world ‘firsts’. Most recently, Riaan teamed up with competition winner Fanafikile Lehakha for ‘The Odyssey Project’, an undertaking which saw the pair rowing almost 5000km across the North Atlantic, from the Canary Islands to Barbados, reaching their destination on 23 February this year.
Riaan will share his extraordinary, often hilarious, account of his exploits, which took huge perseverance and unrelenting resolve, with the members of Mensa Winelands at their monthly meeting in Somerset West on Thursday 25 April at 19h15.
Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.