On January 15th 2016 I set sail on a 20,000 mile clipper yacht race around the world. I will be away until July 2016, and will raise £20,000 for the Golden Lion Children's Trust. Set up in 1973, the Trust brings help and happiness to special needs and underprivileged children.
The Round the World Yacht Race is a truly inspirational thing to do. It's tough to qualify and requires dedicated training. The age range is from 18 to 85 and not only is it a great endurance test but also brings together all manner of people - from taxi drivers to chief executives, from bankers to students, from vets to rugby players. Teamwork is the order of the day.