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 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.
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 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.