After a highly successful yacht racing career, spanning over 3 decades, Alex is now involved in helping others to achieve their dreams.

Over his career Alex achieved:

8 World Records

Round the World Yacht Race

Solo non stop around the world record attempt

World Champion

15 Trans Atlantic crossings

Over 200,000 miles of sailing and racing

With vast experience of the ocean and setting up and running unique projects, he now helps individuals and teams to achieve their goals.

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As well as knowledge he also has an impressive array of contacts in the marine and expedition world – allowing him to bring even more knowledge and cost saving to projects.

From consultation about the project, equipment selection, supply and preparation, managing the project, comms and weather routing – even help with the team psychology – Alex will help you succeed.

Recent and current projects (click the links to find out more):
Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge – ‘The Mothership’

A team of 4 women aiming to row across the Atlantic in 2021
The Great British Paddle

TV star Jordan Wylie in his Around Britain SUP World Record​
Rebuild and Atlantic Race – ‘Champagne Hippy’

Complete rebuild of the 90′ Superyacht after it sank​

Recently Alex has been involved in two large and very different projects.

The first was the complete rebuild of the 90′, £5.5 million super yacht ‘Champagne Hippy’. Alex was brought in as a consultant to help with the sailing specification, including the rigging, sails and electronics. He then skippered the yacht from the boatyard in Essex to Las Palmas in the Canaries in order to successfully race her across the Atlantic in the ARC.

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After sailing Champagne Hippy back from the Caribbean, Alex had only been in the UK for 4 days when he was asked to help out, and manage, a world record attempt to Stand-Up Paddleboard around the UK. Helping TV personality Jordan Wylie in the never before achieved challenge, Alex gave Jordan daily weather information and routing advice as well as skippering the support yacht from time to time.

January 2021 and Alex was back managing another very interesting project for the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. A 4 girl team approached Alex to help them manage the refit of their 29′ Ocean rowing boat and then help with their training and weather route them across the Atlantic during the race itself. Since their very impressive 2nd female finish, the following year he helped HMS Oardacious break the military team record and in 2023, again working with another HMS Oardacious team, they broke the previous military team record and finished first overall. Finishing an incredible 100 miles ahead of the second placed team.


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