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“An evening with Geoff Holt MBE DL"   iCal entry for this event

Geoff Holt MBE DL is a ‘record-breaking disabled yachtsman and adventurer’. 

Geoff was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984 and uses a wheelchair. In 1995 he became the inaugural Chairman of RYA Sailability, a role he held for six years. In 2007 he became the first disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain. In 2009 he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean unassisted. He was awarded an MBE for "Services to Disabled Sailing" in 2010 and named as the YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year shortly after. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire in 2012.  He is a Board director of the RYA and a Council member of the RNLI.  He is patron and ambassador for several charities for people with disabilities.  Geoff has 20 years experience in marketing & PR working for international accountancy firms. He holds a degree in Antiques and Auctioneering. He is the author of "Walking on Water" and is a professional speaker. Geoff is currently planning to sail around the world.

 

He will be coming to the club to make talk about his life and his charity 'WetWheels', which he conceived and is the driving force behind the project.

WetWheels Solent

Wetwheels builds disabled people’s confidence by providing the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way using specially modified, fully accessible powerboats.  

With the support of our donors and partner organisations we provide water-based activity experiences for disabled people on board our specially designed boats, from centres within local communities. 

 

The Seafarers Sailing Club Committee is currently considering this charity as next years 'club charity'.

 

There is no charge for this event, but places will be limited, so please book to ensure you have a seat!

 

The bar will be open.

 

 

Location: Seafarers Sailing Club

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