Already a familiar face to many, Rob Graham was a Clipper Race Skipper in the 2017-18 edition and joined the Clipper 2019-20 Race from Leg 4 onwards. Rob from Angmering, Sussex has worked as a Skipper and Mate for training and corporate sailing events since 2011 and also with super yachts in the United States.
Since completing his Yachtmaster in 2005, Rob has gained extensive experience on Clipper 70s and has chalked up well over 100,000 nautical miles including his Clipper 2017-18 Race circumnavigation.
Rob’s past professions include being a postman and he also managed to find the time to graduate with a degree in law and received a solicitor’s postgraduate qualification from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle. An active person, Rob spends his time off the water competing in triathlons and distance running.
When it comes to Rob’s favourite moments at sea, it would be a toss between the time he balanced the trim of eight sails aboard a gaff schooner so she sailed up the Strait of Malacca with no need of helming, seeing a moonbow under trade wind clouds, or crossing the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia aboard an 80-foot ex-Whitbread Maxi on ARC.