Panellist profile: Steve Gilmour (skipper)
If the recruits don't impress Steve, they willl be off at the next stop. He makes his living teaching novice sailors aboard Sail NZ's America's Cup yachts, their maxi catamaran, and Lion NZ. Steve takes his role as skipper of Lion seriously. He is proud of the yacht's heritage, and determined that she will be equipped with the best crew possible with which to shine in the jubilee race to Fiji.
Steve's outlook is black and white. He doesn't suffer fools and he doesn't mince words when the need arises. Recruits will know if he is less than pleased. That aside; he loves his job and is passionate about imparting the wonders he sees every day to those experiencing it for the first time. He will be looking for team players with aptitude and attitude to get on and make the best out of any situation.