Lin & Larry Pardey are on the podcast! Two of my sailing heroes, whose voyages, articles, books and advice has spanned at least two generations of sailors. I spoke to them from Sweden - they were half a world away in New Zealand - and we chatted Baltic sailing, what it feels like to stay (more or less) in one place after a lifetime of ocean voyaging and what they think of the modern voyaging sailor. Check out Lin's new edition of 'The Care & Feeding of Sailing Crew' on their website at landlpardey.com, and catch them at the Toronto and Chicago Boat Shows this winter. Thanks Lin & Larry!
Topics covered in the podcast, including links
- Cruising around the Baltic and the many rocks!
- Sailing around the Sthlm Archipelago
- Getting lost around the Finish Archipelago “Where in the world do you give the lighthouse keeper a month off?”
- The decision not to head out on a long ocean crossing any time soon and the decision why.
- Their home base Kawau Island, New Zealand
- “We crossed most of the oceans we wanted to cross”
- “Don't wait to go out cruising”
- The decision to build their own boat instead of buying a used one.
- Sailboat Taleisin
- Sailboat Seraffyn
- 13 ft sailboat ‘Tinkerbelle’ across the Atlantic
- Sailboat Freya 39
- The change in attitude towards ‘being comfortable’ at sea
- The downside of adding extra gear to your boat and how sailing became rocket science
- Funny stories about chartplotters and when Lin & Larry started using a GPS
- Why Lin & Larry prefer paper charts over chart plotters
- Lin helped organizing Matt Rutherfords homecoming after the “Around the Americas”
- CRAB - Chesapeake Region Accessible boating
- Driving up to Alaska, maybe in the future?
Books and movies mentioned in the podcast
- “One Simple Question Movie” by Ben Ericsen & Teresa Carey
- “Once is enough” by Miles & Beryl Smeeton
- High Endeavours: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Miles & Beryl Smeeton
- As Long as It's Fun, the Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey by Herb McCormick
People mentioned in the podcast
- Ben & Teresa Carey
- Hal & Margret Roth
- Miles & Beryl Smeeton
- Tim & Pauline Carr
- Herb McCormick
- Matt Rutherford
- Jim Carrier