Since Skippering the Alexandra Shackleton on the Shackleton Epic, Nick Bubb has returned to fitness sailing and playing rugby, and also finished two Ironman triathlons. He has since recovered from trench foot sustained during the expedition with no long term ill effects on his sporting calendar. He has however torn a quad muscle, cracked some ribs and broken his thumb in the past 6 weeks alone!
Nick’s greatest adventure is now being a father for young Rory and training for the 89 km Ultra-Marathon Comrades Run (Durban, South Africa) in June 2014. He and his wife Sophie will run the Paris marathon in April as part of this training.
In a change of career direction he starts work as a Development Executive with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the Shackleton Epic’s conservation partner. This new career, a direct result of working with FFI during the expedition, combines many years of offshore sailing (and the prerequisite fundraising) with the experiences gained in finance over the last four years, not to mention a lifelong love of the outdoors.
Shackleton Epic Skipper Nick Bubb: Professional offshore sailor, accomplished around the world yacht racer and mechanical engineer. Since 2001 Bubb has raced 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; Round Britain and Ireland twice and sailed onboard virtually all classes of offshore racing yachts. Bubb’s professional qualifications include RYA Commercial Yachtmaster; ISAF/RYA Offshore Safety Certificate (additional training for VOR); RYA Sea Survival Certificate (additional training for VOR); RYA First Aid Certificate (additional training for VOR); RYA Maritime Radio Operator Certificate. Lives Lymington, UK, 33 years of age. @nickbubbffi