Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers: Mike Surridge

05 April 2019

With all eleven Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers now revealed, it’s time to find out more about them as individuals.

Here’s what you need to know about Mike Surridge.

Sailing around the world has been a long-held dream for 55 year old Mike, who is originally from Canterbury, and now living in West Sussex.

Since starting sailing in his early twenties, Mike has recorded in excess of 100,000 nautical miles in his log book and had extensive racing experience, taking part in five Fastnets, thirteen Round the Island Races, ARC, and BVI Regatta.

On his appointment, Mike says: “Being named as one of the Clipper Race Skippers is a real highlight for me. My long held ambition is to sail around the world so to do this with a team in this format is an excellent way to achieve my lifetime goal.

“I want to challenge myself in a sport that I know well, love and have the ability to produce some great results. I want to sail with individuals of various capabilities that have broadly the same objective and together achieve the epic result of a circumnavigation.”

Off the water, Mike keeps himself busy running three successful businesses which employ 50 people and riding his Harley Davidson.

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