In a full and varied life, Bob Shepton has been a Royal Marines officer, a full time youth leader down the east end of London and Kilburn, and Chaplain to two schools. Since retiring, he has tended to leave the pulpit for the cockpit of his yacht, 'Dodo's Delight'. Through countless seasons of exploring he has become a leading expert on the waters around Greenland, winning the The Royal Cruising Club Tilman Medal twice for his exploits. His articles appear regularly in the international yachting press. Bob is a member of The Royal Cruising Club, The Ocean Cruising Club, The Alpine Club and The Arctic Club.
'Dodo's Delight' is a Westerly 33ft Discus built in 1980. The current yacht is the second 'Dodo's Delight' and is an almost exact replica of the first which was destroyed by fire while wintering in the ice in Greenland in 2005. She is pivotal to Bob's expeditions.
Offshore RYA Yachtmasters Offshore & Ocean, with commercial endorsement
140,000 miles of sailing incl. circumnavigation via Antarctica & Cape Horn.
15 Atlantic crossings.
Mountaineering Instructors Certificate.
British Association of Snowsports Instructors.
Winston Churchill Fellow 2000
Awarded the 'Piolets d'Or 2011' with his team
Blue Water Medal 1995 (Cruising Club of America)
Tilman Medal, twice (Royal Cruising Club)
Goldsmith Medal - Exploration (Royal Cruising Club)
Barton Cup - twice (Ocean Cruising Club)
Vasey Vase - three times (Ocean Cruising Club)
Yachtsman of the year Award 2013