Multiple World Record Sailor and Inspirational Speaker
YACHTSMAN | LEADER | ADVENTURER
I’m a World Record sailor, have raced around the world at the highest level for many years. I’m most recently back from spending an amazing 75 days alone at sea, covering over 14,500 nautical miles non-stop from Northern France, through the heat of the tropics and the storms of the Southern Ocean to Australia. During this challenging trip I had to deal with broken auto pilots, the day-to-day running of a high performance yacht in challenging conditions, and making the very difficult decision to head to Australia after damage to the mast which meant I couldn’t continue on this record attempt. Whilst hugely disappointing, it was another immense adventure, bringing out the very best in the human spirit to cope when things aren’t going your way.
Now skippering a Super-yacht and co-author of Boat to Boardroom and The 7 Racing Rules of Winning, I also speak about my experiences, run workshops on dealing with adversity and am an associate with Adventure Psychology, helping individuals and companies go knowingly into the unknown.