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Pete Goss

Pete Goss

Price Range
£3,000 - £6,000

Type of Entertainment
Speaker - Motivational

Great For...
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events

Pete Goss is one of Britain’s most highly regarded sailors.

Pete’s career began in 1978 when at 16 he won his first offshore race. Since then he has sailed over 200,000 nautical miles; competed in seven classic international events; skippered Hoffbrau Lager in a circumnavigation of the globe the ‘wrong way’ against the prevailing winds and currents in the British Steel Challenge 1992/3. In every venture Pete has always been among the first three place winners.

Pete combines a ferocious will to win , ‘competitive tenacity’ as fellow yachtsman Chay Blyth describes it – with the mental and physical discipline of a Royal Marine.

His awards include the Royal Naval Sailing Associations Trophy for outstanding seamanship and the Sir Alec Rose Trophy for most outstanding single handed achievement of the year, this for sailing into second place in class in the Carlsberg Single handed Transatlantic race on Cornish Meadow, an extreme catamaran and the smallest at 26ft to cross the Atlantic east to west.

In 1983 Pete became skipper of the Royal Marines training yacht. In 1990 he was appointed training development manager for the British Steel Challenge, responsible for training every single prospective amateur crew volunteer for the 1992/3 race. His training responsibilities continue and he has taught over 150 amateur sailors the skills required to circumnavigate the globe the ‘wrong way’.

Pete is a skilled communicator – in seminars. At public events, and with the media in general. Judy Hill of BBC TV has commented: “He has proved himself to be able to talk to camera and record his daily duties in a style which made a valuable and inspirational contribution to our daily coverage of the race”.

Pete has also turned his training skills to outside consultancy for a number of companies running management development and team building courses. Eileen Moran AIX Marketing Manager for IBM United Kingdom Ltd. commented: “Pete’s determination to meet the training objectives set by IBM, combined with his sensitive approach to the individual needs of the participants resulted in our most successful management team building course.”

Pete Goss’ latest achievement was in the Vendee Globe where he was the fastest Briton to sail round the world single-handed with a time of 126 days and 21 hours in March 1997. His epic solo round the world voyage finished with a welcome by more than a hundred thousand people and he was greeted by Raphael Dinelli, the Frenchman whose life he saved in the Southern Ocean after his boat capsized. Pete has received the Legion d’Honneur for his heroism and was awarded the MBE in the 1998 New Years Honours.

To enquire about or book Pete Goss for your event contact Arena Entertainment. Either send an email to or speak to one of our booking agents on 0113-239-2222.

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