‘As a farmer from Somerset, I have forever been tormented by the conflict between the allure of the land and the pull of the sea…..it would appear that the sea has won!

I have been fortunate to accompany some very good friends on parts of their ongoing voyage around the world – many weeks of crossing oceans gives you time to think, and dream…….

The thought of doing a similar epic voyage myself started to germinate, and then grew – I had even considered adding a ‘retro twist’, so when the Golden Globe Race 2018 was announced, thoughts were galvanised – there was no question  -  it has to be done……’