May 5, 2021

Nick Bubb Fauna & Flora International, Business Dev. Director

“During my first 1000 mile solo qualifier in the Atlantic in 2002 on a little 21 footer, I was working on the bow in a load of breeze during the night and was washed overboard. Long story short, being clipped on saved my life and I learnt a whole bunch of lessons right there. Nature doesn’t take prisoners. If you make mistakes and don’t prepare properly, it’ll come back to bite you.”

Nick Bubb is the Business Development Director at Fauna & Flora International (FFI), one of the world’s foremost wildlife conservation NGOs. It’s his passion for adventure that’s his driving force.

After leaving University with an engineering degree, he spent 10 years as a professional sailor competing in most of the top ocean races, including the Volvo Ocean Race and racing non-stop around the world on a 110 ft catamaran with 74 days at sea. He sailed solo across the Atlantic and skippered the Shackleton Epic Expedition in Antarctica and avoided tragedy while on it.

With wildlife conservation now his main professional focus, he’s a huge advocate for ‘Time in Nature’ and all the benefits that it brings. A busy man with two young boys he still finds time to jump on his bike, throw a bivi bag in his saddle pack and explore some of the more remote parts of the UK and the world

Nick was the parliamentary candidate for the Green Party in the New Forest, but right now, as he continues with FFI, he’s planning his next expedition. This time his family is all going with him as they’ve sold the family home and are moving onto a 40 ft catamaran for a trip around the world.

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