From a very early age Mike has always had a taste for adventure. When he was little he started exploring the hills and mountains of the Lake District, Peak District and Brecon Beacons with his parents. He put on his first pair of skis when he was five and went whizzing off down the slopes. He started sailing at the age of seven and has never looked back.
At 14 he became the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic and on 27th August 2009, he became the youngest person to sail around the world in the 50′ yacht ‘totallymoney.com’.
Channel 4’s Cutting Edge documentary ‘The Schoolboy Who Sailed The World’ followed 16 year old Mike, who filmed himself during his battle with the elements to become the youngest person to sail single-handed around the world. He has written a book about his amazing journey, called Sailing the Dream.
He may be young in years but in life he has experienced some incredible and daunting challenges. One of his favourite catchphrases is that “you are only as big as the dreams you dare to live” and he hopes that through his adventures he will be able to inspire other young people to get out there and live their dreams.
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