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Mike Golding

International yachtsman

Rescuing your arch rival

Mike Golding is an International yachtsman, three time World Champion and the first person to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions, Mike has crossed the Equator 21 times, rounded Cape Horn 5 times and was awarded an OBE in 2007 for services to sport. He rescued fellow competitor Alex Thomson from the Southern Ocean during the Velux 5 Oceans Race 2006/7. Contact details for talks and information:

Sometimes personal sacrifice is essential in order to do the right thing and save a life. In a complex situation advice should be sought but ultimately the decision rests with the leader and person on the ground. Judging the best moment to intervene is often difficult and comes with experience.