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Sunday, September 11 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Wind, Sand and Sea- A life of Sailing

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It was a whim, a thought spoken out loud, one that was definitely off the wall for a 20 year old bookworm of a girl who was raised on the edge of the desert. “I think I’d like to learn to sail,” I said one day as I slaved away at another pile of office paperwork. Yes, I was young, probably foolish, but two weeks later I ran away with Larry, a professional yacht skipper who was building his own cruising boat. I still can’t believe I did it. But 58 years later and with more than 220,000 miles of voyaging under my belt, I am still doing it, messing about in boats, preparing to cross another ocean. Join me for a view into the life that has kept me constantly enthralled, led me to more than 70 different countries and included sailing dozens of different boats. I’ll share some of the highlights of circumnavigating both east about the world, then west about the world on two different engine-free wooden boats Larry and I built. I’ll talk about the excitement of doubling Cape Horn against the wind and bring you up to date with the joys and tribulations of learning to sail on a "modern" cruising yacht complete with an engine.

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Lin Pardey

About Lin PardeyLin has voyaged the world’s oceans accruing more than 217,000 sea miles on boats ranging from 24 feet to more than 60. A major portion of these voyages were on board two engine-free wooden cutters she and her husband Larry built. On Seraffyn, a 24’4” Hess cutter... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Cruising/Technical Stage

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