24 hours in a Maser MC Stradale
A yachtsman needs one thing before he sails across the Atlantic: a Pot Noodle. We have a fast Maserati and the clock is ticking...
Posted: 06 Aug 2012
TG: What's your aim on this trip?
GS: Everyone has the same goal. Whatever money my crew are earning in the next six months, they would trade all that to win the record.
TG: How do you manage fear? Do you even experience it?
GS: [laughs] You have no time to be scared. That's not the issue. It all happens so fast, you need to make the right decision or you are dead. You have no time, you have nobody to help you so you just try to... move your ass! Fast! Sometimes, this is not possible; sometimes, there is nothing you can do. For example, in a storm in the North Atlantic or the Southern Ocean. Crazy stuff happens that is impossible to know beforehand. Normally, the guys will be able to tell you there is a storm ahead, with a lot of wind inside, but whether it is 50 knots or 80 knots, they don't know. By the time they do know, it is too late... you are f**ked. And then you might have two or three days of wind blowing at 80 knots, it's possible. When you don't know something, that is extreme. But when you get inside something, the less extreme it is. So you must get prepared for all eventualities. It is about managing risk. There is risk in all your life, even if you stay at home. You could fall over in your living room and kill yourself. And I don't want to die like that! [huge laugh]