About Geoff Holt

Yachtsman, Ambassador & Motivational Speaker

Geoff was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984 and uses a wheelchair. In 1995 he became the inaugural Chairman of RYA Sailability. In 2007 he became the first severely disabled person to sail single-handed around Great Britain. In 2009 he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean unassisted. He was awarded an MBE for “Services to Disabled Sailing” in 2010 and named ‘Yachtsman of the Year’ shortly after. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire in 2012. He is a Council member of the RNLI. He is patron and ambassador for several charities for people with disabilities.

Geoff has 20 years experience in marketing & PR working for international accountancy firms Deloitte & Coopers & Lybrand. He holds a degree in Antiques and Auctioneering. He is the author of ‘Walking on Water’ and is a professional speaker. He is the founder of Wetwheels, an organisation that takes disabled people to sea in purpose-built, fully accessible motor boats.

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10 years of Wetwheels

10 years of Wetwheels

This year, 2021, Wetwheels celebrates our 10th anniversary. From humble beginnings we have come a long way in the past decade and, as the Founder of...

Wetwheels Texas?

Wetwheels Texas?

Now home from our trip to Galveston/Houston (Texas) to investigate interest in taking Wetwheels to the USA, I thought I would share our week in the...

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Thanks to
@WesComSR @AllyOgg for supporting
@WetwheelsFdn with the flare #amnesty
@pooleyachtclub supporting
@RNLI @JubileeSailing
and @sail2help

@WetWheels @musclewarrior @WetwheelsFdn Hi Geoff, I'm trying to get my dream up and running. Not sure if there's anything you could do to help spread the word but I'd be massively grateful
https://gofund.me/4d6f3eb3

A privilege to chat tonight with Geoff Holt MBE DL #topman & to host the last show of Series II which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/tFKpw945S_Q ~ so, that’s a wrap, 38 episodes over 23 months of the @musclewarrior (Muscle Help Foundation) charity’s ICW #broadcast initiative ♥️ https://twitter.com/WetWheels/status/1494280510025129985

Geoff Holt MBE DL@WetWheels

Delighted to be in conversation with our friends at @musclewarrior next Tuesday. Click this link to reserve your free space: http://ow.ly/hjY050HXtna 😎

Thank you to @musclewarrior for hosting me yesterday evening. Watch again https://youtu.be/tFKpw945S_Q Learn all about @WetwheelsFdn and why I hate #Custard.!

Delighted to be in conversation with our friends at @musclewarrior next Tuesday. Click this link to reserve your free space: http://ow.ly/hjY050HXtna 😎

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3 months ago
Geoff Holt MBE

Delighted to be asked by our friends at The Muscle Help Foundation for an evening of conversation with their founder Michael McGrath next Tuesday. Wherever you are in the world, grab a glass of wine and join us, completely free, feel free to bring some questions..!. Click here to register: fb.me/e/28AqfgGgw ... See MoreSee Less

Delighted to be asked by our friends at  The Muscle Help Foundation for an evening of conversation with their founder Michael McGrath next Tuesday. Wherever you are in the world, grab a glass of wine and join us, completely free, feel free to bring some questions..!. Click here to register: https://fb.me/e/28AqfgGgw

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I am going to the theatre to see "We will rock you" on the 22nd so I do hope this event will be recorded? 😘

That’s a great pic!

Sorry G as in Manchester !! Have a great evening

3 months ago
Geoff Holt MBE

Mum and dad can breathe now - 6 days without comms. Well done Tim and MASSIVE thanks to the amazing team at 360 Expeditions 👏🥶😎Geoff here, my 19 year old son Tim summited Mt Aconcagu in #Agentina, highest mountain in the America's at 6,981 metres about 12 hours ago, hugely proud but pleased to see him safe and flying the @Wetwheels flag 👏🥶😎 Thanks to the AMAZING 360 Expeditions for their support over the past months, you guys are just wonderful, thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

Mum and dad can breathe now - 6 days without comms. Well done Tim and MASSIVE thanks to the amazing team at 360 Expeditions 👏🥶😎

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Wow what an achievement Tim... And congrats to Elaine and Geoff for raising such an amazing son!!!!! so very proud of you, Hugs denise and Jeff xxxx

Amazing!! Huge congratulations Tim - can’t believe Geoff that your son is 19!!!!

Adventure's in his genes! Congratulations 🎉

Huge congratulations Tim, you must be so proud Geoff & Elaine

Amazing great achievement 👍👏

Wow! How fantastic! Go Tim!

Amazing.....an adventurer just like his Dad!

High five all round. Brilliant achievement

Wow ! Awesome achievement 👍

Amazing!!! Well done!

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4 months ago
Geoff Holt MBE

Wetwheels BIG POP QUIZ..! Come and join us for a great night out, £15pp to include supper (teamsof 4), music from the 70's right up to date - test your music knowledge..! 🎺🎼🎵BOOK HERE wetwheelsfoundation.org/locations/solent #Portsmouth #PopQuiz #Southsea #Charity #Boating ... See MoreSee Less

Wetwheels BIG POP QUIZ..!  Come and join us for a great night out, £15pp to include supper (teamsof 4), music from the 70s right up to date - test your music knowledge..! 🎺🎼🎵BOOK HERE https://wetwheelsfoundation.org/locations/solent #Portsmouth #PopQuiz #Southsea #Charity #Boating
4 months ago
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Must dig out my rod..! 🎣 ... See MoreSee Less

Must dig out my rod..! 🎣Image attachment

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In my fridge please????

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Some Kind Words About Geoff’s Work

“Exposing our R&D staff to new ideas and challenging accepted thinking is part of our continuing commitment to be innovation leaders. Your insights and personal story were an inspiration to all who attended.”

Syngenta

“Geoff had the whole audience fully engaged – he was highly professional and motivating and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a fantastic speaker.”

J.P. Morgan

“His story is truly inspirational and really caught the imagination of the whole room. His drive, spirit and determination, delivered in a very factual way, had the whole audience mesmerised for the whole session.”

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