My soul mate and sea vagabond.
Guy Waites over the past 25 years has raced and delivered boats from 21 ft to 75 ft, with weekend sailors to Whitbread rock stars, during which time he has worked his way through the RYA’s syllabus until passing his Yachtmaster’s exam in 2000.
His main ambition was to sail single handed across an ocean. On purchasing Red Admiral he set about restoring the boat in order to complete the Jester challenge, a single-handed trans-atlantic event for boats 20-30 ft from Plymouth to Newport, Rhode Island. Due to reasons you can read about in his blogs this was not fully completed until he purchased, restored and set off again across the North Atlantic on Corribee Betsy.
Guy took part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2017-18. For leg 5, Airlie Beach to Qingdao Guy joined the Clipper Race as a First Mate on the yacht Nasdaq. For Leg 6, the Mighty Pacific Guy joined team Unicef.
Guy raced 21000nm, half way round the world. He started in the Whitsundays, Australia on the 29th January 2018 and raced to China, then to the US before returning to the UK in July 2018. He now works for the Clipper Race, as he has been selected as a Race skipper in the 2019/20 race.
The eleven race skippers for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2019/20.