So you feel confident with cruising local waters and are thinking of setting off across an ocean…before you do, join Lin and Larry Pardey in Get Ready to Cross Oceans. They are on board Taleisin in Fremantle, Australia demonstrating gear storage, storm trysails, sail repairs, and other valuable hints to help you prepare. Then voyage along with them on a classic tradewind passage across the Indian Ocean toward Africa, with stops at Cocos (Keeling) Atoll, the quiet island of Rodriques, and the remote French colony at Reunion. Weather planning, landfall considerations, windvanes, sail choices, and crew comfort are only a few of the subjects covered.
Shot in Fremantle, Australia; at sea during the Indian Ocean passage; near their home in New Zealand; and on board 110-year-old Thelma, the classic racing yacht they are restoring, this DVD incorporates the best ideas from some of their highly praised videos:Voyaging Hints for Upgrading Your Cruising Boat, and Cruising Coral Seas. Completely re-edited and re-mastered, this program is supplemented with new information and ideas from these master voyagers, who now have more than 180,000 miles under their belts, including a contrary-to-the-wind rounding of the four great southern capes.
Join the Pardeys and learn some of the secrets that, even after forty years afloat, make them eager to keep cruising—”as long as it’s fun.”
“A must for anyone cruising or planning to cruise warm waters.” ~ Gail Anderson, Sail Magazine
“Not a once-off, but one to keep…for there is much to be learned, even in paradise.” ~ Neil Rusch, South African Yachting
“This is the voice of experience speaking. People will not buy this program to be caught up in scenery; it is about useful information, and there is no shortage of that.” ~ Robert Keeley, Cruising Helmsman Magazine, Australia
About the Authors
Lin, with her husband Larry is world renowned for her sailing exploits. Author of eleven best selling books on sailing and seamanship, several hundred articles which have been translated into five different languages, she has been keynote speaker in at the Pacific Northwest center of the Sea, the University of Houston Woman’s Forum and Egyptian commission on future tourism.Her previous book, Bull Canyon, a memoir published in 2013 received three literary awards
Larry Pardey spent his teenage years rebuilding several boats ranging from eight to twenty feet in length. As he sold each one, he used his “sweat equity” profits to finance his next project. His largest from-the-keel-up projects have been the two boats he built with his wife Lin: Seraffyn the five-ton cutter which took them on an eleven-year, east-about circumnavigation, and Taleisin the boat shown in this book, which took them west-about over the past 30 years. As they cruised, Larry put his skills to work earning the majority of his income by repairing and restoring classic boats in fifteen different countries, including two that he and Lin then raced successfully in New Zealand. Many of the ideas he shares in this book where learned from builders he met in the course of his travels.
This video is distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group, CPG.