Your chance to go sailing with a legend

Sailing enthusiasts around the world are being offered the chance to sail with Pete Goss aboard the all-carbon trimaran by bidding on-line for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Pete is currently competing with crewmate Paul Larsen in the Shetland two-handed Round Britain and Ireland Yacht Race aboard a super-fast, ultra-lightweight and all-carbon racing trimaran – the SeaCart30. The pair is racing to raise awareness and funds for the Cornwall Playing for Success charity, of which Pete is a founding trustee.

Playing for Success is a national out-of-school-hours education initiative, aimed at raising literacy, numeracy and IT skills in children who have unrealised potential. They often don’t quite connect with school, leaving them feeling disaffected and demoralised. PFS uses sport to bridge that gap with dramatic results, as Pete explains: “On a ten week out-of-school-hours programme, they improve their literacy and numeracy scores by 17 and 24 months in primary and secondary schools respectively. However, the real ‘fairy dust’ is self-esteem, which is carried back to school with long-term results.”

People can bid for the unique sailing experience by visiting the ebay website and searching on ‘Pete Goss’.