Matt left his corporate London life back in August 2015 to sail 50,000+ nautical miles in 11 months around the world. With no previous sailing experience necessary, teams of around 18 embarked on their journey in London on twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts. Ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Eight legs and 14 races later he’s come back to his home port in July 2016.
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‘Ideal Travel partner and why? – Anyone with a sense of adventure, sense of humour, and a little resilience in the face of adversity! And someone prepared to throw the plan out the window!
Lifelong ambition? – I’m lucky to have already achieved on of my early ambitions of circumnavigating the globe by boat – perhaps next time I’ll go by foot.
Most memorable moment? – One of the standout images is, and will always be, sailing into Cape Town, South Africa. For the 24 hours before, the crew were constantly buffeted by a strong front heeling at 45 degrees and crashing upwind through and unsettled sea – in freezing temperatures. As we reached the continent, the weather suddenly lifted, the wind swinging in our favour as dawn and land approached.
Most dangerous moment? – …’
Ordinary, everyday people doing extraordinary things. We can’t wait for Matt to share more of his adventure with our Daybreak community this year.