Gaurav Shinde

Who is Gaurav Shinde?

Gaurav Shinde
Passionate Adventurer
Ordinary Man Extraordinary Dreams

The need for adventure in Gaurav’s life was cultivated by his late grandfather at a very early age in life. It all started with climbing and hiking in the Western Ghats of India. Gaurav was introduced to sailing at the Sea Cadet Corps Training Ship Jawahar and as they say, he found what he was born to do.

The foundations of seamanship were formed as a cadet on the Training Ship Jawahar. The weekends spent at this glorious institute built the essential skills required to excel while at sea.

After winning several offshore sailing championships in India Gaurav decided to take on the challenge of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race in 2013-14. I sailed on the Mission Performance team and was part of the team in their highest finishing position in the race.

Gaurav claims he is not like Ranulph Fiennes or Bear Grylls to pursue the world’s biggest adventures, he is just an ordinary man with extraordinary dreams.


A few of Gaurav’s many offshore sailing honors