Geoff Holt Initiatives

Social Initiatives

“Sailing has given me so much in my life.

It was my livelihood before my accident and it was to be my saviour after it.

The freedom I experience on the sea is like no other; I am free of my wheelchair and free of my disability.

When I am on the water, it makes me feel alive and any sailor, regardless of their ability, will know exactly that same feeling.

Sailing is my life.”

Keen to support any initiative that enables people to share the enjoyment and freedom of the seas, Geoff has dedicated much of his life to helping the charity RYA Sailability to promote sailing opportunities to disabled people.

But having completed his Personal Everest and Impossible Dream, it was clear that his efforts had also inspired people from all walks of life, regardless of age or ability.

Geoff takes his role seriously and actively spreads his messages of hope and inspiration.



Each year Geoff speaks to many community groups, schools and universities around the world; keen to engage the young and underprivileged in an effort to get them to think positively about their future.

Giving Back

In addition to his work within the community, Geoff is also engaged in lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian initiatives including:

  • ellen macarthur trust
  • S S I T
  • rose road childrens appeal
  • Peace one day

News & press

Sailing Excluded from 2024 Paralympics
17.09.18 Sailing Excluded from 2024 Paralympics

Sailing to be excluded from the Paralympic games 2024 A joint statement by disabled yachtsmen Geoff Holt MBE and legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston The...

Geooff Holt Accredited New Sailing Holidays
06.07.14 Geooff Holt Accredited New Sailing Holidays

NEW INITIATIVE HELPS SAILING HOLIDAY OPERATORS REACH OUT TO DISABLED CUSTOMERS Seafarer’s Nikiana Beach Club have become the first beach and flotilla sailing venue to...

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