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.
He 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.
All Pete's projects follow a theme of innovation, technology, challenge and adventure. If you want to discover more about them click on 'adventures' above. If you are interested in watching clips of how he weaves these themes into his inspirational after dinner speeches to make them relevant to his audiences or to enquire about booking Pete for an event, click on the 'talks' button.