Journey To Date

A West Countryman and former Royal Marine, he is no stranger to adventure and is perhaps best known for his heroic rescue in horrendous conditions of a fellow competitor in the 1996/7 Vendee Globe round the world race .

Pete's adventures not only include numerous seafaring challenges, having previously competed in six transatlantic and two Round-the-World races, but other challenges such as polar exploration and kayaking.  You can find out more about many of his previous exploits by clicking on the menu to the right.

Pete’s determination and seemingly limitless courage in the face of danger is unsurpassed and has moved people to tackle their own challenges in life.

As Pete says: “Life hangs on a very thin thread and the cancer of time is complacency. If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.”

He lives in Cornwall and is married to Tracey, with whom he has three children.

Pete is the author of the best-selling book about his yachting adventures – ‘Close to the Wind’, where Pete shares his adventures, thoughts, hardships and philosophy during and throughout the ten years of preparation for the 1996 Vendee Globe. Close to the Wind is published by Headline Book Publishing (1998).

Journey to Date
  • Kayak Adventures 2012
  • The Route du Rhum 2010
  • Spirit of Mystery 2008-9
  • North Pole 2006-9
  • Fastnet 2007
  • RB&I 2006
  • SeaCart 30
  • Playing for Success
  • Team Philips 2000
  • Vendee Globe 1996/7
  • British Steel Challenge 1992
  • Cornish Meadow 1988
  • Three Peaks Race 1984