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Nick Bubb joins the John Merricks Sailing Trust as a Trustee

by Suzy Hamel on 12 Oct 2014 12 October 2014

Nick was the recipient of a JMST award back in 2003 which supported his Mini Transat campaign and allowed him to demonstrate the potential he had begun to show as an emerging talent in shorthanded ocean racing. He subsequently went on to race around the world non-stop on a maxi-cat in the Oryx Quest, competed in the Volvo Ocean Race, Transat Jacques-Vabre, Route du Rhum, Mini Transat, numerous Round Britain & Ireland races and many other Open 60, Class 40, Mini and Figaro events.

More recently, Nick skippered the centenary Shackleton Epic Expedition during their crossing of the Southern Ocean re-tracing Shackleton's voyage from Antarctica to South Georgia, on a 23 foot wooden rowing boat in vintage clothing. In addition to sailing, which still includes occasional Mini Transat racing, Nick has mainly focussed on 'terrestrial' based endurance events of late such as Ironman triathlons & ultra-marathons, combining the skill sets in 2012 to win the famous Tilman Trophy in the Three Peaks Yacht Race with his crew of family and friends.

Professionally Nick no longer works in sailing and after a short career in finance, now works with the wildlife conservation charity Fauna & Flora International as their Global Development Executive. Many of his achievements he attributes to the support he received from the JMST and the life changing opportunities that were given to him as a result.

As part of the voluntary role which includes helping to select future awardees and promoting the JMST, Nick will be representing the Trust at the North Sails Golf Day on Friday 24th October, an annual event that always draws the support of former colleagues and friends of John's.

Sir Ben Ainslie and Matt Cornwell from Ben Ainslie Racing and Iain Percy, Skipper of Artemis Racing will be joining Nick and a host of past Olympic medallists, professional sailors, yacht designers and marine industry colleagues, who turn out to play a good game of golf whilst remembering John and supporting the charity in his name.

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