Simon is an experienced and competitive sailor who enjoys racing shorthanded. He sailed a Mini Transat campaign in 2000/01 culminating in a second place finish in the 2001 Mini Transat to Salvador da Bahia, and has campaigned J105 Voador for 15 years to multiple race wins, including a class win in the Fastnet Race double handed. The Golden Globe Race represents the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong ambition to race around the world inspired by the early adventurers, and to experience the southern oceans in a true test of seamanship and endurance. The time and the event are right for 2022!
Simon has selected a sloop rigged Biscay 36 for the race for its seaworthiness and strength, and the fact that Clara was built his UK home base of Emsworth.