Associate - Pete Goss

Pete Goss is a West Countryman and former Royal Marine who is no stranger to adventure. The Spirit of Mystery voyage (a recreation that shines a light on the bravery of seven Cornishmen who made the same journey 155 years ago aboard the smallest migrant vessel ever to make it to Australia from the UK) was just the latest in a long line of seafaring adventures.

The 2006 Two-handed Round Britain and Ireland Yacht Race marked a return to competitive sailing for him, having previously competed in six transatlantic and two round-the-World races.

The most recognized of these was the 1996/7 Vendee Globe non-stop single-handed round the world yacht race in his Open 50 yacht 'Aqua Quorum'. It was this race which turned Pete into a national hero for the dramatic rescue of fellow competitor Raphael Dinelli in hurricane-force winds. Pete was awarded the MBE by HM The Queen and the Legion d'Honneur by the French President.

Pete's other sailing exploits include training and leading a previously inexperienced crew of ten through what is generally held to be the toughest yacht race in the World - the British Steel Challenge (now known as the Global Challenge). The route goes the 'wrong way' around the World, against the prevailing winds and currents. Pete proudly led the team aboard Hofbrau into third place.

More recently Pete gathered together the team and sponsors that enabled the construction of the World-famous giant catamaran 'Team Philips' - this was a five year project that ended with the sad loss of the boat, but thankfully not the crew, in a freak mid-Atlantic storm in December 2000.

A naturally gifted and eloquent speaker with a direct and engaging style, Pete thrills audiences with his inspiring stories that leave them yearning for their own taste of adventure.