About Alex Alley

8 Sailing World Records

Multiple sailing records including The Length of Britain, Solo around the Isle of Wight, Outright around the Isle of Wight (40’ monohull)

Nautical Miles

200,000 nautical miles, including racing around the world in the Global Challenge RTW Yacht Race 2004/5


Degree in Marine engineering and yacht design

Ocean Yacht Master

Practitioner in Adventure Psychology

Solo, Non-stop Sailing

Solo, non-stop sailing for 75 days, 14,500 miles aiming to break solo non-stop around the world record. Very few people have sailed solo, non-stop for longer.


Superyacht skipper and race yacht skipper

World Championship Winner

Represented England and won world championship in the 40’ 1-ton class.

British Round the World Yachtsman and co author of Boat to Boardroom, Alex Alley is also an Adventure Psychology practitioner. As well as having three sailing world records, in 2019 he sailed 14,500 miles and spent 75 days alone at sea whilst trying to break another world record, this time non-stop around the world. 

Whilst still actively sailing, Alex is also a Founder and Principle Associate of Adventure Psychology – helping businesses and individuals succeed in challenging and uncertain times. Bringing a lifetime of experiences in not only surviving but thriving in conditions most could never imagine, he uses the powerful analogy of yacht racing and other extreme worlds to bring the lessons to life – embedding them deeper and for longer.


It’s being able to make the right decisions under extreme pressure that often is the difference between huge success and massive disaster, and Alex brings an unparalleled level of experience, processes and mindsets to make this happen.

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As well as sailing, Alex also works as a consultant for water based adventures and expeditions. From sailing around the world to running a World Record to paddleboard around Britain – from planning advice to weather routing to project managing.


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