Adam sets sail for global expedition

Flt Lt Adam Blair will take part in the Exercise Transglobe expedition.

Flt Lt Adam Blair will take part in the Exercise Transglobe expedition.

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A royal air force officer from Bridlington is on the trip of a lifetime as he takes part in a leg of a round-the-world yacht expedition.

Flight Lieutenant Adam Blair, 29, has been picked to take part in the Exercise Transglobe expedition, which gives airmen, soldiers and sailors an opportunity to sail the world on two yachts.

Adam attended Headlands School and Community Science College in Sewerby Road, Bridlington, before he joined the RAF Regiment in 2006.

He is now based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, where he works as an operations officer.

The expedition, which is intended to develop leadership, initiative and resilience in military personnel, started from Gosport, Hampshire, in July and will sail 35,000 nautical miles stopping at Montevideo, Grenada, New York and other destinations.

A total of 392 women and men, from both the reserve and regular services, will take part during the 13 legs of the journey until it concludes back in Gosport in August 2016.

“I am using this opportunity to enhance my skill set and gain further experience,” he said.

When he is not taking part in sailing, Adam enjoys swimming, rugby and history.

Nick Trundle, who is in charge of the venture, said: “Exercise Transglobe will, in the true spirit of service adventure training, seriously challenge all who take part.”