Conrad Humphreys awarded an Honorary Master of Science by the University of Plymouth

Conrad Humphreys has been awarded an Honorary Master of Science for his achievements in becoming only the fifth British sailor to complete the legendary Vendée Globe.

Conrad, along with Baroness Judith Ann Wilcox and Professor Peter George Fookes received their awards at the 2005 Awards Ceremony from the Vice Chancellor, Professor Roland Levinsky who presented the awards.

Conrad in return thanked the University for its continuing support, making special reference to the departments and faculties that had supported his round the world race.

In 1997, Conrad graduated from the University of Plymouth with a degree in Ocean Science and Meteorology. During his time at Plymouth, he led the university sailing team to the BUSA national championship and a 4th place at the world championship. He remembered Pete Goss receiving an honorary degree the same year he graduated, when he became the first British sailor to complete the epic, singlehanded round the world race.

Commenting on his award Conrad said: “I suspect a seed was sown in my head seeing Pete up on stage in 1997. Its fantastic to receive an Honorary award from the University for the Vendée Globe, the race is a remarkable challenge and it’s incredible to think that only five Brits have now completed this legendary race.”