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Our team of ambassadors have incredible stories from their sailing adventures around the world. Here we share them with you. Thank you to our ambassadors, we couldn't do it without you.

Ian Herbert-Jones

Ian Herbert-Jones is an entrant in the 2022 Golden Globe Race who bought Istvan Kopar’s Tradewind 35 class yacht, Puffin! Like many of the sailors, Ian has been inspired over the years by the stories of the great adventurers such as Joshua Slocum and Earnest Shackleton, as well as the stories of Sir Robin and Bernard Moitessier in the original Golden Globe Race.

“When I first heard of the new edition of the GGR back in 2015 I was immediately drawn to this amazing adventure, work, life and family commitments meant that 2018 could not happen for me, but as the race began to unfold, I resolved to make taking part in 2022 a reality”.

Follow Ian’s campaign here.

Hannah Stodel

3 x World Champion, 4 x Paralympian & Vendee Globe Campaigner.

Hannah Stodel is by all measures an impressive woman, on a mission.

From no lower right arm to World Champion in able-bodied sailing competitions, against some of the best men and women in the industry, Hannah Stodel has sure made a name for herself as a force to be reckoned with.

Hannah is aiming to be the first ever disabled sailor to take on the Vendee Globe.

Follow Hannah’s campaign here.

Oliver Cotterell

Born and raised on a boat since the age of two Oliver Cotterell (Olly) went on to skipper the 13/14 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race on One DLL, attaining a podium 3rd after 11 months of gruelling racing in some of the worlds toughest oceans.

Olly then went on to help build and then skipper the innovative Infiniti 46R  racing yacht Maverick. Equipped with unique Dynamic Stability Systems foiling technology Maverick is the first boat of its size to combine this technology and the only 46 ft yacht to utilise twin foils.

Olly just launched a new business, OC Marine, for now we can’t tell you more - stay tuned!

Find out more about OC Marine

Alex Gardner

After leaving school Alex became a dinghy and keelboat instructor which put him on the right track to take racing a bit more seriously.

Through both the BKA and later the Artemis Offshore Academy, racing became Alex’s full-time job.

As if that wasn’t enough he also studied for a Bachelors degree in Yacht and Power Craft Design (Small craft naval architecture) which is what he pursues full-time.

Alex if currently refitting his own boat and will be sharing updates on the adventures and challenges of taking on a new boat!