Welcome to Good Jibes, Episode 22! This week’s host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Ashley Perrin to chat about her lessons from racing around the world and sailing the coldest parts of the world. Ashley is a professional racer who has sailed over 130,000 ocean miles and spent 25 years in offshore command. She owns Racing Yacht Management and also serves as an ice pilot and Antarctic expedition officer. Hear how to navigate icebergs, stay safe in risky sailing environments, sail across oceans, about doublehanding vs. singlehanding, and stories from diving in Antarctica. This episode covers everything from freezing-cold waters to sailing by yourself.
Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:
- How old was Ashley when she started sailing?
- Did her family move to the UK at some point?
- When was the first time she was offshore in command?
- Why does she like doublehanding?
- How did she become an ice pilot?
- Was there ever a time she was really scared on the water?
- How do you anchor around icebergs?
- Short Tacks: Favorite food to eat offshore?