Paul Heiney is a well known writer and broadcaster who has sailed enthusiastically all his adult life. He has sailed the entire coastline of the British Isles, and taken part in what is known as ‘the yachtsman’s Everest’ when he participated in the singlehanded transatlantic race. More recently, he has sailed his own boat to Cape Horn and back, a round trip of 18,000 miles of which he sailed 11,000 miles alone.

Having experienced the deep satisfaction that sailing at whatever level can bring, he is delighted to be the Patron of the Woolverstone project which aims to give that unique ‘on the water’ experience to those who would otherwise not be able to share it. His hope is that by bringing together cruising sailors for this special event, some will go away not only inspired to cruise better this year, but also understand the vital work the the Woolverstone project is doing, and support it in the years to come.