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Broadcaster Rob Salvidge has made a series of award-nominated documentaries for BBC Radio and Television. In recent years he has concentrated on covering major maritime events like the Global Challenge, Clipper Round the World Race, International Festival of the Sea and The Race for giant catamarans in which he participated with Tony Bullimore during 2001.

 

In 2004 Rob became skipper of The Matthew, a remarkable 15th century replica of the caravel that carried explorer John Cabot to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

 

“500 years ago, The Matthew represented cutting-edge technology,” says Rob “It’s been fascinating to sail like they used to in the olden days and contrast it first-hand with fast, lightweight carbonfibre vessels like Tony Bullimore’s 102ft catamaran Team Challenger. “They both have their charms - and both bite if you are not careful”.

 

 

Having now sailed The Matthew several thousand miles around the British Isles, France and Ireland, Rob Salvidge has many stories to tell and contrasts these with tales racing through the ice-strewn waters of the Southern Ocean with Tony Bullimore.

 

It is these varied experiences that make Salvidge such a good sailing companion and story teller, well able to structure his talks to suit every occasion from engaging after-dinner repartee to delivering key messages on team building and motivation within a challenging business scenario.

 

He is also a practiced presenter and available for award ceremonies and events.

 

"A great presenter!"

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