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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Finishing The Dream

Finishing The Dream

In just under 2 weeks time, I will be heading out of St Katherine's Dock at Tower Bridge on the River Thames on my next great voyage, an adventure I...

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...

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Whether a pair of tickets, or table of 10, final places remain for our Finishing the Dream Celebration Dinner Thurs 27th June hosted by great friend Michael Kurn. Geoff Holt MBE will share his tales & adventures after 4 weeks at sea with a smile, as here with the RNLI team by St Katharine Docks Marina Beautiful Trinity House with delicious 3 course meal Payne & Gunter hand-selected wines & Champagne Pol Roger reception all included and charity auction on the night. Email neil.wilson@wetwheelsfoundation.org today or visit wetwheelsfoundation.org/news/final-tickets-for-celebration-dinner/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Huge thanks to the Sea Cadets Port Edgar Boat Station here in Port Edgar, #Edinburgh who have kindly allowed our Finishing the Dream team to de-camp next to their lovely new building, providing us with electrical hook up for our motorhomes and kindly allowing us to use their fully-accessible facilities – the first proper shower I've had since leaving London more than two weeks ago – fresh daisy…! Both Wetwheels Foundation and the Sea Cadets are generously supported by Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, so a big thank you to Sir Stelios for supporting both organisations. A rest day today here in Edinburgh, Wetwheels, is undergoing an engine service courtesy of Suzuki Marine UK and everyone here at Port Edgar Watersports CIC. Catching up on some urgent admin today and taking the opportunity to meet with our friends at Wetwheels Edinburgh and also some friends who live locally. If everything goes to plan, we should be heading to North Shields tomorrow. Don't forget to follow our progress for updates at www.finishingthedream.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

Huge thanks to the Sea Cadets Port Edgar Boat Station here in Port Edgar, #edinburgh who have kindly allowed our Finishing the Dream team to de-camp next to their lovely new building, providing us with electrical hook up for our motorhomes and kindly allowing us to use their fully-accessible facilities – the first proper shower Ive had since leaving London more than two weeks ago – fresh daisy…! Both Wetwheels Foundation and the Sea Cadets are generously supported by Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, so a big thank you to Sir Stelios for supporting both organisations. A rest day today here in Edinburgh, Wetwheels, is undergoing an engine service courtesy of Suzuki Marine UK and everyone here at Port Edgar Watersports CIC. Catching up on some urgent admin today and taking the opportunity to meet with our friends at Wetwheels Edinburgh and also some friends who live locally. If everything goes to plan, we should be heading to North Shields tomorrow. Dont forget to follow our progress for updates at www.finishingthedream.co.ukImage attachmentImage attachment

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Glad we could help.

Aiming to see you in North Shields!

Great news Geoff, enjoy this rest and keep going 👍

I was wondering whether things were getting a bit ripe living in a camper van!

Well done Geoff, have a rest if you can

It’s good for everyone to rest. Even Wet Wheel’s engines! Have fun!

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Wilf having a rest after a hard day touring - today Peterhead. Finishing the Dream ... See MoreSee Less

Wilf having a rest after a hard day touring - today Peterhead. Finishing the Dream

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What a lovely dog. I can imagine he’s having a wonderful time.

Looks like wilf has been through the whole boat experience as you Geoff lol 😆

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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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