Let Cruising in Seraffyn Tribute Edition introduce you to a special world. The first of a four-book series, it is full of the sights, sounds and people of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the islands of the Atlantic Ocean.
Read how Lin and Larry built their wooden 24-foot engineless cutter and set off hoping for a few months of true freedom in spite of limited finances. Share their excitement as they learn how to earn as they go and sail ever further afield.
These two persuasive sailor/writers set out convincing arguments to get you chasing your dream sooner than you think be it exploring the world under sail or adventuring towards any new goal. A favorite of sailors and armchair sailors for over four decades, this book is more than a first-rate tale and love story; it is also a carefully thought-out guide to living aboard a small boat, with fun and good seamanship as guiding principles.
This tribute edition, created by Lin to honor Larry, includes a new foreword, updated appendices and a color insert showing Seraffyn during her circumnavigation and afterwards, under the guardianship of subsequent owners which proves that Larry really did build her to last for 50 years or more.
Profits from this book will be used to maintain and upgrade the Larry Pardey Observatory at Camp Bentzon, North Cove, Kawau Island, New Zealand. Over 5000 children each year are introduced to sailing, the outdoors and now, the stars at this special facility.
About the Authors
Lin and Larry Pardey voyaged on board their own Canadian Flagged, self-built boats, racing, delivering and repairing other people s boats for over 49 years. Over the years they have each voyaged more than 200,000 miles including both west to east and east to west circumnavigations and voyages to more than 75 countries. From the far northern reaches of Finland to their record earning voyage contrary to the wind below the great southern capes, their voyaging has helped them acquire a breadth of knowledge few other boating authors possess. The majority of the voyaging has been done on an earn-as-you-go budget that could be well within the reach of the majority of people who dream of setting sail. Their strengths are neatly symbolized by the boats that they have built. Each one is romantically traditional with swooping sheer lines and is completely dependent on the wind in her generous sailplan. And yet each carries the best, strongest, most seamanlike gear. Like their vessels, their writings are founded on a marriage of the spirit of romantic adventure that spurs them on and the practical up-to-date seamanship that keeps them and their boats safe. They have been called the Enabler s and it is said their books and DVD s inspired thousands of sailors to stop dreaming and start doing. Lin and Larry have authored 12 books which have been published in the United States, New Zealand and England; several have been translated into German, Russian, Italian and Japanese. Lin s most recent book, Bull Canyon, a Boatbuilder, a Writer and Other Wildlife has been called, Highly significant and romantic.. by Publishers Weekly. Articles by Lin and Larry have appeared in Pacific Yachting, Sail Magazine, Cruising World, Woodenboat (USA), Good Old Boat, Practical Boat Owner, Yachting Monthly, Classic Boat Magazine (UK), Cruising Helmsman (Australia), South African Yachting, Nautica (Brazil), Boating New Zealand, Trade-a-Boat New Zealand and New Zealand Yachting. Among the Awards given to Lin and Larry Pardey are: Mauritanian Legion of Honour, as Captain of first American team to sail across the Sahara Desert in a land yacht,1966. Cruising Sailors to contribute most to the sport of Sailing – voted by readers of Sail Magazine 1990. International Oceanic Award – presented by Royal Institute of Navigation sponsored by Little Ship Club 1996 – in recognition of Larry’s voyaging using traditional methods of navigation. Ocean Cruising Club Award – for contributions to Seamanship for small boat sailing. Presented to Lin Pardey 1996. Geoff Pac Memorial Award- to both Lin and Larry for fostering and encouraging ocean cruising in small yachts Cruising World Hall of Fame-2000 Ocean Cruising Club Merit Award To Lin and Larry for inspiring voyages including a west-about rounding of Cape Horn Seven Seas Cruising Club Service Award To Lin and Larry for their lifetime voyaging achievements 2004 Cruising Club of America Far Horizons Award- To Lin and Larry for life time achievements and contributions to seamanship 2009 Sail Magazines Top 40 Sailors who made a Difference 2010 -As America s first couple of cruising, Lin and Larry have inspired countless sailors. Yachting Monthly Top 25 Sailing Heroes, 2012 Records-Smallest boat to have circumnavigated contrary to the prevailing winds around all the great southern capes. Only couple to have circumnavigated both east-about and west about on boats they built them selves, using traditional means of navigation and having no engine nor sponsorship. Lin maintains a newsletter, podcasts and shares cruising tips at their site – landlpardey.com