At the Zoomposium last week, the first question we put to the panel was "What was your scariest moment?" The answers from Pamela Lee, Jamie Boag, Vera Quinlan and Brian Carlin were revealing. You can watch 23 minutes of true and honest offshore sailing memories.
"So the solution ended up being Justin Slattery, the hardest man I know in offshore sailing, and another Irish legend, over the side of the boat in a survival suit on a halliard from the mast. Drilling 22 holes in the side of the boat in the Southern Ocean. Their temperature was like four degrees." Jamie Boag
"We had a strike about 50 meters off the stern, and I can tell you, I jumped." Vera Quinlan
“If you can see it, then you can aspire to be it.” Pam Lee
"Their legs are too short, as in they are too young to die." Gail MacAllister
"DON'T DO IT PAMELA, DON'T DO IT" Brian Carlin
“If you can do it, it doesn’t mean you should.” Jamie Boag