“You never know what is going to happen next, so you have to have 100% concentration."
Alan Priddy is a British power boat sailor and adventurer who has set several boating world records
Alan Priddy attempted to circumnavigate the world in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RIB) in 2002, and in 2008 successfully completed a circumnavigation by yacht. He has also navigated a RIB around Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and across the Bay of Biscay.
He set a world RIB record in 2003 for crossing the Atlantic in 103 hours.
As of 2012, Priddy had recorded 37 world records and 12 British national records. Boats he has sailed and raced include Fireballs, Finns, Shearwater catamarans, Enterprises, Wayfarers, Toppers and yachts.
“I have always known that the most difficult of tasks is to get to the starting line but the past three years have been more than a challenge I could have imagined and even though I have been battered from all sides ultimately it has made me stronger and more determined to prove this can be done and the team I have assembled are the right ones to do the job”
- Alan Priddy