Pete Goss – Keynote Speaker

Award-winning yachtsman

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Specialist Subjects

  • Motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Perseverance
  • Adventurer


  • English


Pete Goss MBE is a sailor and adventurer turned entrepreneur and author of the bestselling book Close to the Wind.

He now splits his time between his ongoing adventures and delivering inspirational and motivational talks to organisations around the world, as well as lecturing at business schools including Oxford University.

Pete is perhaps best known for his heroic rescue of Frenchman and fellow competitor Raphael Dinelli from mountainous Southern Ocean seas and hurricane force winds in the 1996 Vendee Globe single-handed round the world race, for which he was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen and the Legion d’Honneur by the French President.

But Pete has also walked to the North Pole, kayaked around Tasmania, built Team Philips – arguably the most advanced sailing catamaran ever, and recreated the voyage of the smallest migrant vessel ever to make it to Australia by building the wooden lugger Spirit of Mystery amongst many other adventures.

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