Real Sailing, Real Fear In The Southern Ocean

23 Aug

We’ve all had times where we’ve been counting the minutes to the end of a watch, but this is something entirely different–a gripping account of what it is like to race through the icebergs of the Southern Ocean during a Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race.

It is an experience that takes sailing deep into the realm where the crew not only has to manage a boat that is always on the edge, but also manage psychologies, that are also on the edge. It takes a toll.

The sailor speaking in the video below is Gordon Maguire, who was a helmsman with News Corp in the eighth edition of the race in 2001-02.

For more of the same, the Volvo Ocean Race this video came from a great series about the experience of racing through the Southern Ocean.


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