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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Having my #Charitea in support of @WetwheelsHQ - it’s easy to get involved..

1) Make a cup of tea
2) donate £2.60 tohttps://bit.ly/2KDIOy0
3) take a selfie and nominate friends to join in

Please!
I nominate @Ed_Stafford @deecaffari @BearGrylls @MontyHalls @AinslieBen @Benfogle

Having my #Charitea in support of @WetwheelsHQ - it’s easy to get involved..

1) Make a cup of tea
2) donate £2.60 tohttps://bit.ly/2KDIOy0
3) take a selfie and nominate friends to join in

Please!
I nominate @Ed_Stafford @deecaffari @BearGrylls @MontyHalls @AinslieBen @Benfogle

I am asking my friends to join me in the #twopointsixchallenge and have a bit of fun. Let's see if we can get this trending...!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1) make a cup of tea
2) donate £2.60 (the average cost of a UK cuppa) to #WetWheels
3) post a se…https://lnkd.in/eU2pcaA

#Covid19 has ground the world to a halt. We need a marathon effort to help charities like #WetWheels

Be a home hero and take on the #TwoPointSixChallenge today!

🧠Think of your 2.6 activity
💃🕺Take part
💷Donate
👉🏾Nominate

More info here ---> https://bit.ly/WetWheels2point6

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Hi everyone, I am asking my friends to join me in the #twopointsixchallenge and have a bit of fun raising money for my charity Wetwheels Foundation. There is a prize for the best tea cup/mug - a signed copy of my book and a Wetwheels baseball cap. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1) make a cup of tea
2) donate £2.60 to lnkd.in/eGmXfZd
3) post a selfie on social media of you drinking a cuppa & nominate your friends to join in! THANK YOU...!

Even if you are not listed below, do please take part. Dave Barham TheYachtMarket Shelley Jory-Leigh Tracy Edwards Dee Caffari Ed Stafford Ben Ainslie Bear Grylls Survival Academy Ben Moore Jo Dixie-Goodwin Donna M Jones Olivia Stefanino Shaping Portsmouth Paul Hartley John Harris-Burland Stephen Morgan MP Thomas Montgomery Jonathan Goring Mike Wood Mike Golding Brian Thompson Shirley Robertson John Pring Andrew Pindar Ajit Mathew George Hadassah Ward Janet Bradley Thank you already Peta Stuart-Hunt
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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.”

M&S Money

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