Geoff Holt

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Early Life and Background:
– Born on February 24, 1966, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
– Involved in a sailing accident at age eighteen
– Became paralyzed due to the accident
– Known for being the first quadriplegic yachtsman to sail solo around Great Britain
– Married to Elaine Holt with a son named Tim Holt

– Achievements and Milestones:
– Completed a 1,500 mile solo sail around the UK in 2007
– Named BBC South Sports Personality of the Year in December 2007
– Authored his autobiography “Walking on Water” in 2008
– Successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 on his yacht, the Impossible Dream
– Awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2010

– Recognition and Awards:
– Won the title of Yachting Journalist Association (YJA) Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year in 2010
– Described the YJA award as the “knighthood of sailing
– Appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire in 2012
– BBC South Sports Personality of the Year in 2007
– Crowned Yachtsman of the Year in 2011

– References:
– Geoff Holt is BBC South Sports Personality of the Year 2007
– BBC Press Office
– Making sailing history – The Independent
– The London Gazette (Supplement)
– Geoff Holt crowned Yachtsman of the Year

– External Links:
– Official website:
– Biographical article related to yacht racing in England
– Encouragement for expanding the Wikipedia article

Geoff Holt (Wikipedia)

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