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‘Why I fear a loss of freedom at sea’ – Pete Goss

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  • June 14, 2023

As obstacles to the cruising sailor grow, Pete Goss considers whether the recreational sailor has some form of collective voice

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Much like Asterix, the cartoon character from Gaul, I have never once considered that our coastal sea might one day find the generosity of its appetite being stretched. As a youth it was an immutable fact that the horizon would swallow us up along with everyone else that put to sea.

There were few obstacles in any direction and there was never any shortage of space once the destination was reached. Fast-forward to the present and it seems that the number of differing claims and their scale is growing exponentially to introduce competition for what is fast becoming limited space.

In my youth, no-go areas chimed with common sense – MOD dockyards, firing ranges, limited fishing nets, discrete oyster beds and localised moorings for a handful of craft. Remaining areas of open sea were big enough to allow all parties to coexist in harmony. Harmony that I fear is to be tested as we are all forced to adapt to the new order.

As a sailor who has enjoyed unlimited freedoms, my low-level sense of alarm could be construed as being selfish but I think it goes beyond that. Of course we will have to adapt but I do think, along with everyone else, we must have a voice. If only for future generations, who are likely to have a deeper thirst for liberty in this ever-shrinking world.

I’ve experienced this coming constriction all over the world and it feels like the thin end of a growing wedge. Kayaking round Tasmania, we encountered bay after bay congested with vast salmon farms. Sailing down the English East Coast about 10 years ago I was staggered by the scale of the early offshore wind farms which were clearly a navigational hazard; one that has since grown exponentially.

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The anchorages of my youth are congested with moorings. Some estuaries don’t allow anchoring at all and if they do it’s miles away from the town and comes with a hefty charge. I was sailing the amazing Garcia 60 in Cherbourg the other day and, chatting in the bar, there was much talk of how large areas of that beautiful coast are being lost to wind farm construction. There was a palpable sadness behind the powerless sense of acceptance. Few thought the no-go area would be lifted on completion.

Nature, quite rightly, has a place at the table, with the introduction of marine parks and popular anchorages being reclaimed by sea grass. I don’t rail against these competing interests but hope that all parties find a solution through sensible legislation.

Marine spacial planning is hugely complex and will require much debate to evolve. An example is the latest generation of fish farms, which are vast. I don’t question the need for them – the world needs feeding – but where should they be placed? Google ‘Offshore Aquaculture’ to get a sense of what is to come. Norway has just turned down an application for 12 of them.

If you find wind farms alarming then the Pelamis wave power system is positively terrifying. Like a long chain of submerged containers, these great tubes work against each other in the swell to generate electricity.

I rather like the concept but wonder how will they be made safe, particularly for small craft, due to the fact that the most expensive part of this system is the power export cable, which makes short cable runs from inshore locations preferable. Should they carry masts, and how should they be lit? Will they be visible on AIS? Who decides which area of sea we must forgo and under what criterion?

I confess to have just started to nose my way into this fascinating area and hope that as a recreational sailor we have some form of collective voice, which I assume (in the UK) is the Royal Yachting Association.

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Pete Goss’ lugger Spirit of Mystery sails

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  • July 24, 2008

Goss plans to sail her to Australia in October

This is Pete Goss’ 37 foot replica Cornish Lugger, Spirit of Mystery, during early sailing trials off Plymouth. Goss plans to re-create the voyage of seven Cornishmen who, in 1854, sailed the lugger Mystery to Melbourne, Australia, in search of a better life, a voyage that took them 116 days.

He plans to leave in October and his crew will consist of his brother Andy, his 14-year old son Eliot and his brother in law Mark Maidment.

Spirit of Mystery will be at the Southampton Boat Show on 12 September.

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They won’t come into a marina very often, but when they do, Pete and Tracey Goss will be doing a lot of talking. They were in Mayflower Marina in Plymouth when I met them, taking on fuel and water, and a steady stream of people stopped as they walked by. All asking, ‘What is this boat? What is she for?’ 

The name says it all. Oddity . Spelt out in a groovy 1970s font. Turquoise with a bright yellow tender, a big squared off coachroof, a gaff rig and dagger boards. This curious boat absolutely screams ‘Story!’

Pete has time for every passer-by. He answers all their questions and invites one man on board to look around. He listens to descriptions of their own boats and sailing history, but he doesn’t counter with his own. Pete Goss is one of the humblest people you could ever meet, and you might never realise the full story: this boat is the creation of one of Britain’s most heroic ocean racing sailors.

Oddity tells you so much about Pete and Tracey Goss. It is a very personal boat, a downsizer that they plan to take on a nomadic journey to all the nooks and crannies of Europe.

A few years ago, this wasn’t even on the horizon. In 2017 they launched Pearl , a Garcia 45 Exploration named to commemorate their 30th wedding anniversary, and set off across the Atlantic with the intention of sailing slowly round the world through the Tropics.

They were on the east coast of the US in March 2020 when the pandemic struck and the world closed down. They managed to get a flight home with little more than what they stood up in and returned to their UK home, a Mongolian yurt in a Cornish wood (more about that later…). By the time restrictions lifted, family life and commitments had changed. The window had closed.

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Pete Goss returns to solo ocean race by signing up for this year's Route du Rhum

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West Country sailor Pete Goss (48) has announced that he is to compete in the gruelling Route du Rhum race later this year. He has partnered with “Team Concise”, winners of last year’s Class 40 World Championship, to enter a brand new boat in the 3,500-mile race commencing on Sunday 31 October 2010.   The Route du Rhum is a major fixture on the sailing calendar attracting a fleet of more than 60 boats. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the race village prior to the start off St Malo and watch the boats as they track down the French coast before they head out across the Atlantic for the Caribbean, finishing at Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadalupe.   Racing a Class 40 will be very different to his last challenge, sailing ‘Spirit of Mystery’, a 37-foot wooden lugger weighing 16-tonnes, to Australia at an average speed of about 4 knots. A Class 40 weighs a quarter of that and can sail at speeds in excess of 25 knots.   Pete says that he is excited by the new boat Concise 2. During recent sail trials it more than lived up to his expectations. He said: “It has been a few years since I have sailed such a fast, high-tech boat and the systems have come on leaps and bounds. Concise2 is fun, responsive and eager to please so I am looking forward to working up to, and competing in, the Route du Rhum. It’s one of the ‘greats’ that I have always wanted to do. The competition will be tough, but I am going for a result and then looking forward to enjoying Guadeloupe. Despite all my miles at sea I have never sailed in the Caribbean. I just know I am going to love it.”   Pete is no stranger to sailing solo in high performance boats. He is perhaps best known for his extraordinary single-handed rescue of Frenchman and fellow competitor Raphael Dinelli during a severe Southern Ocean storm in the 1996 Vendee Globe, for which he was awarded the MBE and the Legion d’Honneur.   It is this sort of experience that Pete brings to the ISAF World Championship winning team. Team Concise owner Tony Lawson said: “This is a truly symbiotic relationship. Pete will race a brand new boat prepared by my boys as part of his short-handed offshore racing program. Meanwhile we can benefit from the advice and inspiration of this world-renowned offshore sailor, building on our knowledge base as we prepare for bigger challenges ahead. We hope it is the start of a long-term relationship”.   Asked if this race signals a return to a career as a solo ocean racer, Pete said: “I have never had a career, just a series of adventures and who knows where this one will lead. I never say never, so let’s see where this takes us.”   For more, visit www.petegoss.com

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In this edition of Shirley Robertson’s Sailing Podcast, the conversation is joined by British offshore adventurer Pete Goss, an accomplished offshore sailor famed for executing one of the bravest solo ocean rescues of all time.

Talking at his home in the south west corner of the UK, Robertson and Goss kick their discussion off with chat about his formative years, his time in the British Marines, and how, in the 1990s, he found a love of offshore sailing.

During Chay Blyth’s British Steel Challenge, a round the world yacht race that was the forbearer to today’s amateur offshore circumnavigation events, Goss was an instructor and skipper on the first event. It was during that time, he hatched a plan to enter the 1996-97 Vendee Globe, the legendary non-stop solo offshore race which was also in it’s infancy.

As one of the first British entrants in the then famously French race, Goss’ tales of pre-internet sponsorship gathering are inspiring, and with a new boat, he managed to make the start line, for the third running of the race. What followed was one of the most brutal editions the Vendee Globe has ever seen.

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Of the sixteen boats that crossed the start line, just six finished. Tragically, one competitor, Canadian Gerry Roufs was lost at sea, but it was the rescue of French sailor Raphael Dinelli that for several days between Christmas and New Year 1996, was headline news around the world.

Pete’s telling of the rescue, his memories of the vicious storm in the deep south, and his fight to find Dinelli’s rapidly sinking boat are compelling. At times emotional, Goss describes how he first heard the mayday while himself fighting for survival in the relentless storm, and how his radio comms with the Royal Australian Airforce eventually led him to the boat.

Recalled Goss, “The plane that had dropped him a raft came down to me, and they came up on the VHF so I remember chatting to them, and I said ‘How many people are involved’, because I was still seventy miles away or whatever, ‘how many people are involved in the rescue’, and he just said ‘It’s you!'”

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With guidance from the Royal Australian Airforce plane, Goss found Dinelli’s life raft and in a heaving swell, somehow effected the rescue of a near death Raphael Dinelli. He had arrived just in time.

“I met the pilot and the navigator (of the RAAF plane) a year later at the boat show,” noted Goss, “and from the air they saw this figure clamber into the raft and then the boat just ghosted away and disappeared underneath it.”

It’s an emotional and intense telling of a remarkable story, that continues into the second part of this two part podcast, as Goss sails on, determined to finish his Vendee Globe.

His return saw him awarded an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen, and the Legion d’Honneur by then French President Jacques Chirac. Undeterred, Goss immediately launched his next project, taking part in Bruno Peyron’s ambitious concept, “The Race”.

To take on the no-rules round the world challenge, Goss built one of the most futuristic race boats the sport had ever seen. His insights into the project, and the theories behind his Team Philips multihull are fascinating.

With an educational division and a free visitors’ center that saw over 1.2million visitors, his pride in the project is clear to see. Sadly, just weeks before the New Year start of The Race, the project abruptly ended, after the catastrophic loss of the catamaran in a violent North Atlantic storm.

Throughout his career, Goss has embarked on a multitude of groundbreaking projects, and while this edition sees him concentrate on two of his more famous endeavors, he also discusses the delightful “Spirit of Mystery” project, a challenge born from Cornish folk lore that ended up in the recreation of one of the bravest offshore navigations of the 1800s.

Shirley Robertson OBE made history by becoming the first British woman to win Olympic Gold Medals at two consecutive Olympic Games. Shirley Robertson’s Sailing Podcast, produced and edited by Tim Butt of Vertigo Films, is available to listen on her website or via most popular podcast outlets, including iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, and aCast.

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  9. Pete Goss

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