Pete Goss

Pete Goss
Pete Goss MBE is a well-renowned sailor and adventurer, and has sailed more than 250,000 miles both racing and cruising.
In the 1996 Vendee Globe he rescued Frenchman and fellow competitor Raphael Dinelli from the Southern Ocean in hurricane force winds, for which he was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen and the Legion d’Honneur by the French President.
He was behind the building of Team Philips, and went on to build the wooden lugger Spirit of Mystery which he sailed from Cornwall to Australia.

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Going aground, I suspect,is far more common than we think. It’s one of those things that falls into the category where the measure isn’t the cock-up itself but the number…

Vendee Globe Kevin Escoffier rescue

When Kevin Escoffier’s boat sank in the Southern Ocean within two minutes, he was rescued by fellow Vendée Globe competitor Jean le Cam. Pete Goss examines the expert seamanship involved…