Goss in 2010
|Born||1961/1962 (age 54–55)|
A former Royal Marine, he is famous for his pioneering project Team Philips. He was invested in the 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.
In June 2008, Goss launched a replica of a 19th-century wooden lugger called 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.
- Close to the Wind (2000)
- "Pete Goss plans South Pole trek". BBC. 16 May 2003. Archived from the original on 2003-06-18.
Mr Goss, 41
- "Team Philips yacht lost". BBC. 22 December 2000. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- Zimmermann, Tim (2002) The Race: the first non-stop, round-the-world, no-holds-barred sailing competition. London: Orion ISBN 978-0-7528-4165-6; p. 76
- "Official Spirit of Mystery website". PeteGoss.com.
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