PPL PHOTO AGENCY – COPYRIGHT FREE (for editorial use only) Tel: +44 (0)7768 395719. firstname.lastname@example.org Photo Credit: /PPL ***2018 Golden Globe solo round the world yacht race: Tim Newson (35) GBR – aboard his His Baba 35 BLACK SHEEP which is undergoing a complete refit in Chichester and due to be launched in June. He intends to make an 800 mile solo non-stop voyage to Norway, and take part in the 2017 OSTAR race before sailing back across the Atlantic solo to Falmouth.
Tim Newson started sailing in 1991 and has worked as a professional skipper since 2011. He teaches traditional navigation and seamanship and has made numerous voyages out into the North Atlantic. Before commiting full time to his GGR campaign, Tim worked as a designer and cabinet maker, as a researcher for the House of Commons and as a secretary for Médecins Sans Frontières. He studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, London, graduating in 2006.
His strategy for the GGR is simple: He will use the pleasure he knows he gets from his job – sailing the boat – to keep her moving as fast as possible. He says, “This GGR requires us to be practical and well prepared, but even more important is a robust philosophy. My own is that a good job, one that we get some satisfaction from, can help us deal with all kinds of difficulties and hardships”.
Tim has a Baba 35 class yacht which he plans to rename Labour of Love for the GGR Black Sheep is undergoing a complete refit in Chichester. He intends to make an 800 mile solo non-stop voyage to Norway, and take part in the 2017 OSTAR race before sailing back across the Atlantic solo to Falmouth. He has come up with the novel idea of collecting seawater at the start and off the Great Capes and selling it in personalised bottles to those supporting his campaign.