Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas grew up 'messing about in boats, sailing, fishing, and capsizing in Chichester Harbour'. As a teenage evacuee in New England, he learnt to sail a catboat off Nantucket Island. The first boat he owned, in 1945, was a twelve-foot dinghy, after which came a succession of dinghies and little cruising yachts. At Oxford, he captained the first British University Sailing Team to visit the United States, racing against American colleges.S Sir Jeremy travelled round the world in H.M....See more