Ever thirsty for adventure, Gregor McGuckin has been involved in the outdoors from an early age. Starting out climbing the hills and mountains around Ireland, he then discovered the sea and windsurfing and surfing becoming a daily part of life. He chose sailing as his profession, starting as a dinghy coach, delivery skipper and in recent times, skipper of a 62ft yacht based in the Caribbean. He has logged over 45,000 miles crossing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and many other passages around the world. Always looking for the next challenge, Gregor was excited by the opportunity to compete in the 2018 GGR and hopes to become the first Irishman to complete a non-stop, unassisted solo circumnavigation of the world. via the three Great Capes.
Gregor has selected a Biscay 36 ketch to compete in the GGR and partnered with a publisher who is putting together a primary schools education programme designed to engage children in the GGR adventure and the marine environment.