Back in 2005, Nick Bubb was one of the youngest people ever to race non-stop around the world during the HSBC Oryx Quest on a 100ft maxi-catamaran. He now has over 150,00 sea miles and has competed in virtually all the major ocean races from the Volvo Ocean Race, to the famous solo trans-Atlantic races, the Mini-Transat and the Route du Rhum.
Nick also skippered the successful Shackleton Epic Expedition, which retraced Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous voyage from Elephant Island in Antarctica, across the Southern Ocean, to South Georgia. This re-enactment was part of a Discovery Channel documentary highlighting not only some of the enormous challenges that these men faced over a century ago but also some of the effects of climate change in the intervening years.
In recent years, Nick has led expeditions across large parts of Africa and Central America, mainly visiting sites of special conservation interest and aiming to leverage support for the areas. Outside of work, Nick is an avid ultra-bike racer, competing in 1000 km long, non-stop and unsupported mountain bike races in remote areas, such as the Scottish Highlands and Atlas Mountains.