Geoff Holt MBE was a professional yachtsman with many ocean crossings under his belt until he was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984. Geoff has since become a world reknowned quadriplegic athlete and the first disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain and the first to cross the Atlantic unassisted. Today he commits much of his life to championing disability awareness and engaging others in the training and development of the disabled and able-bodied to help them attain their full potential whether in sporting or other endeavours and to inspire everyone he touches to recognise and harness those innate qualities in themselves. As Geoff puts it:
“It’s not about coping with disability; it’s about finding the reserves we all have to achieve our goals in spite of it.”
Geoff sits on the national RYA Council representing disabled sailors in the UK and also on the Paralympic Steering Group which is responsible for finding our Paralympic sailors for the 2012 Games.
He is a committee member of the British Paralympic Association representing sailing in the UK.
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This website presents the opportunities available to put the power of the Geoff Holt brand and its dynamic, inclusive qualities to work for your organisation.
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