A professional yachtsman and experienced leader, Conrad Humphreys’ sailing career has seen him take part in three round-the-world races and lead an extraordinary expedition, recreating the incredible open-boat voyage undertaken by Captain Bligh following the mutiny on the Bounty in 1789.
Conrad competed as the youngest entrant in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race (now Volvo Ocean Race) in 1993–94. As skipper, he then led his team to victory in the 2000–01 BT Global Challenge by dominating the race and winning four out of seven legs.
He then went on to become the fifth British yachtsman in history to complete the legendary Vendée Globe, sailing single-handed, non-stop around the world without assistance. Most recently Conrad was the professional skipper onboard the tiny 23ft open boat, Bounty’s End, in the recreation of Captain Bligh’s epic story of survival, the story behind Mutiny on the Bounty, which was screened on 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 safely navigate across 4000 miles of open ocean to Kupang, Timor and recreate one of the world’s greatest stories of survival against the odds. Hear these stories and more from the man himself at SWOF 2019.