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Seminar schedule for Lin and Larry, Summer, Autumn

Lin and Larry’s Seminar Schedule, Summer and Autumn 2012
We look forward to meeting you at the following venues. Should you like to bring along older copies of our books , we would be pleased to sign them. For more information, please watch our website at or check our facebook page – (Lin & Larry Pardey)
July 26 – Camden, Maine – 6:30 to 8:00 at the Public Library
Illustrated talk – The Adventures that shaped our Lives plus, a reading from – Bull Canyon, a Boatbuilder, a Writer and Other Wildlife

August 25th 26th – Salem, Mass –Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Festival
Seraffyn, now owned and lovingly maintained by George Dow will be alongside and we will be joining him and his son to enjoy the casual festival. Check this link for more information on what promises to be a lovely weekend. Antique and Classic Boat Festival Boston Salem Massachusetts

September 7th through 10th – Port Townsend, Washington Wooden Boat Festival
Friday evening – The Compelling Power of Adventure (there is limited seating and a small entry fee for this session so keep an eye on the Wooden Boat Festival website for more info . Wooden Boat Festival - Port Townsend, WA
Saturday – Storm Tactics
Sunday – Keeping Cruising Costs under Control by creating the Unstoppable Boat
We will be at a tent on the festival grounds for six hours each day to answer your cruising questions.

September 28th – 30th –Fort Letts, Maryland (near Annapolis)
SSCA Gam – You do not need to be a member to attend. It is a fun affair, several very good speakers and costs very little. There is a good anchorage right at the Gam site. Check it out at The Seven Seas Cruising Association - IX - Gams and Workshops
Our topic will be – Controlling costs by Creating the Unstoppable Boat

October 3-8th – Annapolis Sailboat Show
Wednesday 3rd, special evening fund raiser for CRAB, Meet Matt Rutherford and other supporters of Chesapeake Regional accessible Boating (sailors with disabilities) Details to be announced.
4th to 8th -We will be at booth F 7 or nearby with all during the show ready to chat and answer your questions (check for our exact location by looking for Sailing Channel in the show directory). We will also be doing a presentation each day hosted by Cruising World. Exact time and subject will be published in August issues of most sailing magazines and online at

Sixteen ways to insure your partner shares your cruising dreams
Storm Tactics
Control your Costs by Creating the Unstoppable Cruising Boat

October 12, 13 and 14th – Punta Gorda, Florida

SSCA Gam 12th and 13th – Topic TBA details can be found at – ps

Sunday the 14th Special Sunday evening presentation – The Compelling Power of Adventure
This event is sponsored by the PG Islanders boat club. Contact Steve Johnson email -

Program descriptions
The Compelling Power of Adventure –Includes a slideshow presentation – The adventures that shaped our lives.
Facing hurricane-force winds off Cape Horn, reasoning with machine gun toting Egyptian soldiers in the isolated reaches of the Red Sea, living among the !kung bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, crossing the rugged mountains of Tasmania on horseback, Lin Pardey will share a few of her favorite stories from 43 years of voyaging with her husband Larry on an engineless offshore sailing vessel. She’ll discuss the lessons she learned by preparing for and completing challenging ocean voyages and how each adventure has lead to an ever increasing desire to expand her own boundaries. Along the way you will learn the simple truths most adventures live by, truths that can apply to any endeavor, be it exploring new business ideas, searching for scientific discoveries or just working toward change within your own life. An underlying theme of her stories is; the most renowned adventurers considered themselves to be very ordinary people. Each overcame their fears, took that first step into the unfamiliar and went on to savor adventures’ compelling power.

Control your Costs by Creating the Unstoppable Cruising Boat -

One well-known journalist wrote, “Cruising is fixing your boats in a series of exotic locations.” Preventing this from becoming your reality requires two steps; adjusting your attitude, then taking a careful look at how you outfit your boat. Lin Pardey will discuss the difference in attitude between cruisers she has known who never once changed their sailing plans due to gear problems and those who felt their cruises or budgets were ruined by gear failures. A careful analysis of ways to assure you do not have to change your sailing plans because of gear failures, the benefits of non-integrated systems, essential spares you should carry, simple techniques you can use to overcome breakdowns and planning your yearly refit are among the topics that are covered in this seminar.

Storm Tactics

“Storms, raging winds, breaking seas, how will I cope?” Everyone who goes to sea asks this question. Too many answer it by saying, “I’ve got the latest in weather forecasting technology, so I’ll avoid bad weather. This is wishful thinking. You need a plan, you need the right equipment and you need practice to bring your boat and crew through heavy weather with their confidence intact. This seminar will help you create that plan and overcome the fear of strong winds. You will be shown Cape Horn tested methods to help any type of boat, classic or modern, ride out extreme weather. Even if you think running or lying-ahull are effective storm tactics for you and your crew, the Pardeys’ will prove you still must learn to heave-to. Gear selection will be discussed along with hints so you can to create a sea-anchor using gear you already have on board. The goal of this seminar is to help ensure rough weather becomes an interesting incident in your life, not the end of your cruising dream.

Sixteen ways to insure your partner shares your cruising dreams

Most voyagers dream of setting sail as a couple, sharing one of the most rewarding and potentially romantic adventures available to people of modest means. To keep the dream working it is vital to assure both partners are enjoying the experience. The seminar highlights ways to be sure each of you gain confidence, feel more comfortable aboard, and gain competency before you set sail. Also covered are ways to make sure the experience is truly a shared one, ways to keep the romance alive once you are underway.
This presentation will entertain and provide food for thought for anyone who sails as a couple. Especially aimed at those who are just getting started on the dream.
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