Garenne are proud to sponsor Conrad Humphreys’ visit to Guernsey in association with the Guernsey Sailing Trust.
Conrad is a triple round-the-world yachtsman and competed as the youngest entrant in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race (now Volvo Ocean Race). As skipper, he led his team to victory in the BT Global Challenge. He also became the fifth British yachtsman in history to complete the legendary Vendée Globe, single-handed, non-stop around the world without assistance.
Most recently Mr Humphreys was the professional skipper onboard the tiny 23ft open boat, Bounty’s End, in the recreation of Captain Bligh’s epic story of survival, Mutiny on the Bounty, for Channel 4. Using traditional navigation equipment and surviving off the same meagre rations as Bligh, nine men were cast adrift 35 miles to the south of Tofua near the Kingdom of Tonga in a replica boat. Their mission, to survive and safely navigate across 4000 miles of open ocean to Kupang, Timor and recreate one of the world’s greatest open boat voyages of British history.
As part of our sponsorship, an event was held at the Grammar School that was open to the public, which offered the opportunity to listen to Conrad’s exploits and team-building endeavours.
Garenne Group Director and Geomarine MD, Tom Whitmore said, “We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to work with the Guernsey Sailing Trust in bringing Conrad over to Guernsey. We had around 100 people attend Conrad’s talk which was fascinating to listen to and I’ve received great feedback from all that attended.”