Jock Wishart has established an international reputation as a leading adventurer and sportsman.
Within the space of 18 months alone, he rowed across the Atlantic in his Mount Gay Rum-sponsored rowing boat, led the crew which established fifteen new world speed records for powered circumnavigation in the Cable and Wireless Adventurer and captained the team that broke the London-Paris rowing record in the CNA Maritime Challenge.
He is the only man ever to have walked unsupported to a Pole and rowed across an ocean.
Born in Dumfries, Scotland and educated at Dumfries Academy and Durham University, Jock is one of Britain’s leading ‘Corinthians’.
He has represented his country at rowing and yachting and is a veteran of the 1980 America’s Cup, as well as being a former European Dragon Boat Racing Champion.
A British University championship medal winner in rowing, sprint canoeing and weight lifting, he was Project Leader of the team that broke the Round Britain powerboat record in 1989.
A lifetime interest in polar exploration led to him honing his pioneering spirit as a member of the first team to walk unsupported to the Geomagnetic North Pole in 1992. Four years later, in organising The Ultimate Challenge, the first ever televised trek to the Magnetic North Pole – an expedition comprising largely of novice explorers.
He lives in Kingston upon Thames with his wife and two children.