John MacKeand (Jock) WISHART

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1953-02-06
Education Dumfries Acad, Univ of Durham (BA, pres Union and Univ Boat Club)
Publications N/A
Recreations sailing, dragon boat paddling, rowing, skiing, rugby
Clubs Leander, Mosimann's, Molesey Boat (capt 1978), Royal Canoe, Royal Hong Kong Yacht, Tamesis, Skiff, London Corinthian Sailing, Thames Sailing, Kingston Royals Dragon Boat (chm 1987-95)
Style Jock Wishart, Esq
Career PA to gp sales and promotions dir Lillywhites 1974-78, sales dir Ravelle Wrightweights 1978-80, conslt 1980-84; Hill and Knowlton: assoc dir 1984-89, sponsorship dir 1989-91, conslt 1991-; dir: Transoceanic Adventures 1996-99, Polar Adventures Ltd 2002-; head of public rels Rugby World Cup 1991, memb Organising Ctee World Corporate Games London 1992; memb London Int Sport 1994-, fndr memb Top 100 Club; sporting achievements: GB rowing rep World Jr Championships, winner Br Univ Championship medals for rowing, canoeing and weightlifting, rowing rep Scotland, finalist Wyfolds Cup Henley Royal Regatta 1978 and 1979, America's Cup challenger Newport RI 1980, past holder Round Britain Powerboat Record 1989, winner all major trophies Cowes Week IOW during period 1983-2002, Br Dragon Boat champion 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996 and 1998, fourth place Dragon Boat World Championships 1990, European champion 1993 and 1995, winner Br Skiffing Championships 1991, 1993 and 1999; navigator of Freedom (winner 12m World Championship Cowes IOW 2001); memb Br Polar Team (first men to walk unsupported to N Geomagnetic pole) 1992, organiser Ultimate Challenge (largest ever party and first televised trek to N Magnetic Pole) 1996, rowed Atlantic 1997, holder Powered Circumnavigation of the World record 1998, capt London-Paris rowing record team 1999, ldr Shackleton's Steps expdn 2000, organiser Polar Race 2003-13, London2Paris rowing challenge 2008 and 2010, ldr Row to the Pole expdn 2011; RSGS Mungo Park Medal 2012; vice-pres Palatinate Assoc (Univ of Durham Old Boys); govr Sportaid; memb Exec Ctee Univ of Durham
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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