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Keith White Disabled Yachtsman | Profile

Keith White
Keith WhiteSingle Handed Yachtsman

Who is Keith White?

Keith lives on the Isle of Wight and is one of the world’s most accomplished solo offshore Yachtsman. He lost the use of his left arm in a motorway accident  in 1991, so he really is your genuine single handed yachtsman. What is incredible is that not only has his disability not prevented him from living his dreams, it’s spurred him on to achieve great things.

In 2005 Keith sailed single handed around Great Britain & Ireland and against the prevailing winds. Then in 2007 Keith sailed single-handed across the Atlantic, up the East Coast of America then back across the Atlantic.

In 2015, disabled yachtsman Keith White takes on the pinnacle of solo sailing with his World Challenge. Sailing single-handed, non stop around the world. With only the use of one arm, this will be the biggest challenge of his life. For 10 months, Keith will sail alone and isolated against the extremes of the environment and to the limit of his own mental and physical capability. You can read details on Keith White’s World Challenge on the World Challenge web page.

Achievements so far

  • 2005: Single handed around the British Isles
  • 2007: Single handed across the Atlantic
  • 2012: Skandia Sail for Gold GBR 54
  • 2015: Single handed non stop around the world

For previous achievements you can see Keith’s old website at

Keith White’s Wikipedia Page.