Ben Lowings

Ben Lowings

Ben Lowings works for the BBC World Service and has sailed dinghies and yachts from the Norwegian Arctic to New Zealand. He also skippers commercial yacht deliveries around Britain. He has written two books; The Chancellor, a biography of the yachtsman George Millar, and The Dolphin, a biography of Dr David Lewis.

Vito Dumas on oilskins onboard his boat

Vito Dumas was the first person to sail solo around the world south of the three great capes. Ben Lowings recalls the Argentine’s inspiring achievement