Paul Covell

Paul Covell

Sailor and Maritime Historian
United Kingdom

Paul Covell, a sailor and maritime historian, earned his MA from the University of Greenwich. For nearly four decades, he worked in the printing ink business in various capacities, from technical to management roles and finally marketing director at his retirement. But adventure was his true passion, and at the age of 61, he took part in the BT Global Challenge—a yacht race around the world. This subsequently led to the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race; cycling roughly 1,000 miles from Land’s End, England, to John o’ Groat’s, Scotland; pair trawling in the North Sea; and walking the 256-mile Pennine Way, the first of England’s National Trails. His most demanding feats, however, have been climbing to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and cycling a total of more than 1,000 miles from Auckland to Christchurch and Dunedin to Bluff, New Zealand.