English sailor well-known for becoming the very first man to successfully perform solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the planet earth. He could be the writer of many books about his journeys, including An environment of My Own along with a Voyage for Madmen. He offered in the Vendor Navy as well as the Royal Naval Reserve for nine years. He finished another single voyage around the world within the VELUX 5 Oceans Competition at age group 67, getting the oldest sailor ever to take action. He was wedded to his wife Suzanne from 1962 to 1967. They remarried in 1972 and continued to be wedded until her loss of life in 2003. He and Ben Ainslie are both winners of ISAF Globe Sailor of the entire year award.