44 minutes | Apr 30, 2014

Episode 33: Pete Goss

A former Royal Marine, Pete has been in and out of the headlines since the late 80s, when he sailed a tiny 26-foot catamaran across the Atlantic to take second in class against many bigger boats. But it was in 1996 that he really hit the news big time when he was competing in the Vendee Globe single-handed around-the-world yacht race and famously turned around to go and rescue a fellow competitor - and a Frenchman at that - who had had to abandon ship in the Southern Ocean - a place you really don’t want to be bobbing around in a liferaft. Pete is a serial adventurer, who modestly describes himself as not having a career, but rather a series of daft ideas, that he then makes happen.   When is a daft idea not a daft idea? Pete Goss
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