Pete Goss, MBE is a Britishyachtsman who has sailed more than 250,000 nautical miles (460,000 km).
A former Royal Marine, he is famous for his pioneering project Team Philips. He received a Legion d'Honneur for saving fellow sailor Raphaël Dinelli in the 1996 Vendée Globe solo around the world yacht race. During a severe storm in the Southern Ocean, he turned his boat around and spent two days sailing into hurricane force winds, finally finding Dinelli in a life-raft that had been dropped by an Australian Air Force plane shortly before his own yacht had sunk. Dinelli is said to have come aboard clutching a bottle of champagne.
Goss currently lives in Torpoint, Cornwall, and has three teenage children: Alex, Livvy and Eliot.
In June 2008, Goss launched a replica of a 19th-century wooden lugger called The Spirit of Mystery. Four months later, he began a voyage from Cornwall to Australia on the boat, which has no modern electrical or navigation systems.