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 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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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...

Rotary Spectacular

Rotary Spectacular

I always enjoy my Rotary talks, especially the large conferences. Last week I was in Llandudno in North West Wales for the Rotary NW & Isle of...

Southampton Boat Show Success

Southampton Boat Show Success

I can't remember exactly but on dead-reckoning, this was approximately my 30th boat show in Southampton. This year was extra special because, not...

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Today is #WorldToiletDay2019 Spare a thought for the 250,000 people with complex disabilities who have only 1,409 toilets to choose from in the UK. Please support @CP_Consortium to get more accessible loos. I recommend you watch this fab video https://t.co/rdFShiat4q

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4 weeks ago

Geoff Holt MBE

One of the roles of a DL of Hampshire (Deputy Lieutenant) is to represent The Queen at Citizenship Ceremonies - yesterday in Basingstoke I had the pleasure of witnessing people from Kuwait, Ivory Coast, Poland, India, Turkey, Hong Kong, Philippines, Hungary & South Africa swear their Oath of Allegiance to the Queen and the UK and very proud they were too. Pictured with Jane Frankum, Councillor for Basingstoke & Deane ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Geoff Holt MBE

Congrats to my friend Olivia Stefanino on the publishing of her fab new book; The Money Types guidebook; www.amazon.co.uk/Money-Types-Guidebook-Understand-yourself/dp/191623030X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=mone... ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Geoff Holt MBE

Great to arrange a meeting with HM Consul General in Texas, Richard Hyde, at his offices today in Houston to discus possibility of @Wetwheels in Texas. ... See MoreSee Less

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Testimonials

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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