The Pardeys have been called “the enablers.” Their books and videos have encouraged sailors of all ages to stop dreaming and start doing. In Storm Tactics DVD, they take you well out to sea and demonstrate methods to help you bring your boat and crew safely through storms with your gear and dreams intact. Join them near South Africa’s wind swept Cape of Storms to watch a live demonstration of setting and retrieving a para-anchor, then sail on board Taleisin during Lin and Larry’s record-breaking, against-the-wind rounding of Cape Horn, with storm sails in action in 70-knot winds. The Pardeys use this visually explicit medium to demonstrate the technical details of storm tactics for both modern and classic boats, and they show you how you can adapt their ideas for your own use.
Learn ways to prepare your boat and your crew to eliminate fear and face heavy weather with a plan; learn how and when to use the sailor’s safety valve— heaving-to— with or without a para-anchor. The Pardeys discuss in detail gear and equipment, plus special sails for heavy weather. This video companion to their highly successful Storm Tactics Handbook provides new insights into handling storm sails and para-anchors; this is a must for anyone who ventures more than a few miles offshore in a sailboat.
“This couple has probably launched more dreams of cruising than anyone since Joshua Slocum. They have made a comfortable transition to the video medium. Professionally done…enjoyable, informative, good gift material.” ~ Richard Spindler – Editor- Latitude 38
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.
L&L Pardey Publication books are distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group