Capable Cruiser is the third edition of a cruising classic. Fully revised, it includes nine new chapters with such advice as: sixteen ways to encourage your lover to share your dream; strategies for turning sudden engine failure into a minor incident; choosing safety equipment; repairing rigging at sea. The original chapters have also been updated and many are expanded that the information will be helpful for everyone who dreams of cruising.
“You need to read the third edition of Capable Cruiser.” – George Day, Editor Blue Water Sailing
“Excellent! Capable Cruiser is just one part of a must-read series for serious sailors.” – Karen Larson, Good Old Boat
“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
About the Authors
Lin and Larry Pardey have voyaged together for more than four decades, completing both eastabout and westabout circumnavigations on board their own self-built, engine-free cutters, Seraffyn and Taleisin. During their most recent east-to-west voyage, they sailed below four of the great Southern Capes, including Cape Horn. An avid racing sailor from the age of 17, Larry worked as first mate on the 140-ton, 85-foot schooner Double Eagle, voyaging on her to Hawaii and along the coast of Mexico before meeting Lin. Larry, along with Leslie Dyball, won first on handicap in the exceptionally stormy 1974 Round Britain two-handed race. Lin and Larry have delivered more than two dozen boats across oceans and raced on their own and others boats. To date, Lin has sailed almost 185,000 miles and Larry has accumulated over 200,000 miles at sea. In 1996, Larry received the International Oceanic Award from the Royal Institute of Navigation, presented by the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, for meritorious voyaging using traditional navigation methods. During the same year, Lin received the Ocean Cruising Award for being the person who has done the most to foster and encourage ocean cruising in small craft and the practice of seamanship and navigation in all branches. In 2000, both were inducted into the Cruising World Hall of Fame.
Lin and Larry s articles have appeared in: Cruising World, Sail, Good Old Boat, Wooden Boat, Practical Sailor, Yachting World, Yachting Monthly, Classic Boat (UK), Cruising Helmsman (Australia), Boating New Zealand, South African Yachting, Nautica Brazil, and Yacht (Germany). Their books and video programs have been published in the United States, England, and New Zealand; three have been translated into German. More recently Lin has written a best selling memoir called , Bull Canyon,a boatbuilder, a writer and other Wildlife. the Pardey’s now spend most of the year in New Zealand where they explore the islands of their adopted country on board their self built 29 foot cutter Taleisin.
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