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The cornerstone for all celestial navigation, listing the celestial bodies used for navigation, a sight reduction table, and other information valuable to the offshore navigator. The content of this edition of 2019 Nautical Almanac is identical to the United States Naval Observatory edition.
As Long As It’s Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey covers two hundred thousand miles of cruising life under sail. In that time Lin and Larry Pardey have demonstrated that the dream of voyaging over the horizon is not only attainable, it’s also affordable.
All those seriously dreaming of setting off to sea should read Blown Away to share the lessons Herb and his brood of teenage children learned along the way, to savor with him the delights of Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand and dozens of other South Pacific islands.
New 35th anniversary edition
Blue Water Women is a book for those who yearn for adventure and are dreaming of crossing oceans, cruising the world, or making a career at sea, but are aware they need to learn more before they set sail. This book gives the novice passage-maker a reliable foundation for starting a life at sea based on the shared experiences and frank advice of forty blue water-sailing women interviewed from around the globe, from novice to professional. This book will allow you to confidently set sail on your voyage of a lifetime. The author herself is an experienced sailor who has written articles for sailing magazines worldwide. She learned to sail in her late fifties and is still sailing full time fifteen years later.
In 1980 Lin Pardey and her husband Larry came to California looking for a good spot to build a boat, test Lin’s skills as a writer and taste the apparent security life ashore could offer. Nestled in a rocky outcropping of winding, sparsely populated dirt roads, 60 miles from the sea and 50 miles from Los Angeles, Bull Canyon would seem an unlikely place for boat-building. But when Lin and Larry set eyes on the abandoned stone cottage at the top of a rutted, dusty lane, it was love at first sight. The house was certainly a fixer-upper, but there was plenty of room to build a boat, not to mention peace, quiet, and an abundance of natural beauty. They knew they’d come home.
“When it comes to the subject of capable cruising, the Pardeys have literally and figuratively written the book on it. The lessons they’ve learned after tens of thousands of miles at sea are hard-earned, clearly imparted, and totally invaluable.” – Herb McCormick, Cruising World
Waitangi, Rainbow and Ariki, Little Jim and Rona … these are the famous names of famous, elegant and magnificent classic boats that excite the attention of anyone who comes across them out on New Zealand’s coastal waters. Now Ivor Wilkins’ stunning coffee-table book Classic: The revival of Classic Boating in New Zealand celebrates their power and grace and the people who have restored them to their glory. These boats are a direct link to this country’s remarkable maritime history. No sooner had the first European settlers arrived in Auckland, for example, than they held a regatta to celebrate.
VIDEO – In Cost Control While You Cruise, Lin discusses ways to keep maintenance costs in control, the importance of an unstoppable cruising boat and how your ground tackle and dinghy can save you money. Larry will show you simple tricks to double the life of your sails. Also included are provisioning tips and planning ideas. This DVD is guaranteed to save you many times its cost while inspiring you to work toward getting “out there” as soon as possible.