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. Through interviews with Lin and Larry’s families, friends and critics, Herb McCormick delves into the couples often-controversial opinions, sometimes-tenuous marriage, and amazing accomplishments. As Long As It’s Fun is as much a love story as it is a sea yarn, making it not only a sailing saga but also a very human one.
“This is in fact the rarest of tales, a story as fabulous as the Arabian Nights, as Stanley in Africa, and any exploration of the Right Stuff in Space. This is a lifew story to set alongside Slocum, Scott, Amundsen, Lindbergh, or Odysseus.” – Peter Nichols, author of A Voyage of Madmen
“This biography of one of cruising’s great couples is destined to become a classic” – John Kretschmer, author of Sailing a Serious Ocean
“Her McCormick navigates the Pardey’s sprawling journey like one of their cutters skimming along the surface of a calm sea.” Tim Layden, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
About the Author
Herb McCormick is the former editor-in-chief of Cruising World magazine and yachting correspondent for The New York Times. He has notched more than 75,000 offshore miles in his sailing career. As an award-winning journalist, he’s been honored with the National Marine Manufacturers Association s prestigious Directors Award and the BoatUS Monk Farnham Award for Excellence in Editorial Commentary. His stories and articles have earned numerous first-place prizes in Boating Writers International s annual writing contest. He is also the author Gone to the Sea, and One Island, One Ocean, a first-person account of the historic 2009-2010 Around the Americas expedition via the Northwest Passage and Cape Horn.
This book is distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group