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Episode #22: Ashley Perrin on Navigating Icy Waters and Risky Adventures

Welcome back to Latitude 38’s podcast, Good Jibes! In this podcast, we’re bringing you the world of sailing through the eyes of the West Coast Sailor. Each week, you’ll hear stories and tips from the West Coast sailing community on cruising, racing and just plain sailing. Cast off, laugh and learn, and become a better sailor. Hosted by John Arndt, Nicki Bennett, Ryan Foland, and the team at Latitude 38 – the sailing magazine for West Coast sailors since 1977!

Ashley Perrin

This week’s host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Ashley Perrin to chat her lessons from racing around the world and sailing the coldest parts of the world. Ashley is a professional racer who’s 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, 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?

Ashley Perrin

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Read more on Ashley in Lectronic Latitude as she sails aboard Maiden in San Francisco. 

Ashley Perrin

Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

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