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Pam Wall

Source: Pam Wall at the helm of her beloved Kandarik

Pam Wall is an accomplished cruising sailor and advocate for women in sailing. Pam and her family circumnavigated on the Freya 39, Kandarik, that they built themselves. She’s recently endured family tragedy, but remains as active as ever in the cruising scene and still sails Kandarik with her son, Jamie, from her home in Fort Lauderdale. Andy spoke with Pam at a Cruiser’s University seminar during a Sailboat Show in Annapolis

You love doing these seminars.

What I love is sharing things that I’ve learned from other people. To me, the greatest joy, that really keeps me going in life now, is being able to share what I’ve learned from the wonderful life that I’ve had sailing the oceans with my family.

How did you get started in sailing?

I was born and raised in Chicago. My dad always, always had sailboats. Every weekend there was a sailboat race, I was down there. I became the president of the sailing club at the University of Wisconsin. The whole time I was in school, during the

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