Clipper Round the World Race

On 8th September 2013, Ollie’s life turned upside down when he embarked on the biggest and most unique adventure of his life. Ollie sailed across more than 40,000 miles of open water, over 11 months in the Clipper Round the World Race changing his life and sparking a passion for adventure.

Ollie joined Team Great Britain as they competed in 8 legs and 16 separate races across the world’s oceans against 12 identical 70ft clipper yachts. He encouraged and championed his fellow crew members and soon became second in command and overall watch leader on board a yacht, skippered by the only professional sailor on board, Simon Talbot. Ollie built confidence in and drew strength from his team bringing countless lessons and new skills home with him. Teamwork is something Ollie intrinsically understands and values, but his greatest lesson on board was a journey of emotional and mental endurance. Ollie is now a supportive ambassador for the Clipper Ventures team and hopes to increase the profile and promote the benefits of this remarkable and rewarding challenge.

Guinness World Record

Ollie’s next adventure saw him break a Guinness World Record by hosting the ‘Most Northerly Rugby Match’ in history at the North Pole. As expedition leader and team captain, he led the team on a treacherous 100 mile trek across the Arctic to the Magnetic North Pole in temperatures as low as -40 degrees centigrade. The expedition, named the ‘Arctic Rugby Challenge’ was all in aid of the children’s rugby charity, Wooden Spoon for which Ollie is an ambitious ambassador.

Ollie is always looking for his next challenge so if you have an event you think he might be interested in, or would like some help and advice with your own challenge get in touch