Pete Goss Visits Keppel Bay Sailing Academy in Singapore
Published: Tuesday, 26 May 2015
On April 21, Keppel Bay Sailing Academy (KBSA) hosted a networking sail featuring world-renowned yachtsman Pete Goss MBE.
Known for his heroic rescue of fellow competitor Raphael Dinelli in the 1996/7 Vendee Globe – a single-handed non-stop race around the world – KBSA instructors and students were thrilled to meet this sailing legend.
Goss’ down-to-earth personality shone through as he captivated the audience with the highs and lows of his most daring expeditions.
United by a passion for sailing, the attendees have their own experiences across numerous local, regional and round the world races.
The group readily exchanged seafaring adventures and bonded over a shared affinity for the sport on board the Beneteau First 40.7 sailing yacht Venture.
“It was encouraging to see that our KBSA students could hold their own in the presence of such a hero, says KBSA Instructor and Skipper Nicky Marsh. “I have been inspired to push my boundaries, and have the courage to pursue my passion further by fulfilling all of my sailing dreams. I look forward to future sessions such as these.”
Goss enjoyed his first visit to Singapore. “I have not sailed in Singapore prior to this and having had a taste with Nicky and the KBSA students, I would like to return for there is much more to experience,” he says. “I had a fantastic afternoon with a great bunch of people on a nice yacht. I can see a great future for the centre based on its location and the team who could not have been more friendly or professional.”
Always one for innovation and adventure, Goss adds: “I am currently enjoying the downtime to pursue other interests, but I can feel the desire for my next challenge building up, so watch this space.”
(Pete Goss presents a signed T-shirt to Trevor Fong, Head of Marina Management for Keppel Land Hospitality Management.)