Pete Goss

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Pete Goss is a former Royal Marine whose life has been dominated by the sport and adventure of sailing. He has a record of competitive excellence that includes four transatlantic and two round-the-world races.

Pete's most recognised event was the 1996/7 Vendee Globe non-stop single-handed round the world yacht race in his Open 50 yacht  'Aquq Quorum'. It was this race that included the dramatic rescue of fellow competitor Raphael Dinelli, for which Pete has been awarded the MBE by HM The Queen and the Legion d'Honneur by the French President.

Most recently Pete gathered together the team and sponsors that enabled the construction of the world famous giant catamaran 'Team Philips'; a five year long project that ended with the sad loss of the boat, but thankfully not the crew, in a freak mid Atlantic storm December 2000.

Always leading from the front, Pete is recognized as someone who can put teams together and make things happen, sometimes against seemingly impossible odds. Working on the cutting edge of technology his teams have to be both complex and diverse. Their skills and responsibility range from design to build, sponsorship, PR and of course the adventure itself.

His next project, in partnership with Alan Chambers MBE, is to complete Scott’s epic journey from McMurdo to the South Pole and back again with no outside assistance. It is further than from London to Rome and back again and is seen as the last chapter in the Golden age of Antarctic Exploration.