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Join Lin and Larry Pardey at US West coast seminars as they introduce new book

Lin PardeyFor the first time in four years, the two voyagers who have been dubbed “The Enablers” will be returning to the United States this March to introduce Lin’s long-awaited book, Bull Canyon—A Boatbuilder, a Writer and Other Wildlife.

The Pardeys will be speaking at:
  • the Northwest Maritime Center Spring Symposium in Port Townsend, Washington;
  • Spaulding Wooden Boat Center in Sausalito, California;
  • and OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship in Newport, California.

Topics for each venue are different, ranging from “Encouraging your partner to love cruising”, to “Handling storms at sea”. A complete list of seminar topics, dates, and times can be viewed at the Pardeys’ website,

Lin’s new book will be launched during this tour.

Bull CanyonIn Bull Canyon Lin turns to an “adventure on land.” This is the story of the four years the couple spent far from the sea, building the boat of their dreams in California’s remote Bull Canyon.

First there were the rats in the ceiling, then the floods, then the fires, then the visiting cougar … life in Bull Canyon was daunting and dangerous. Often Lin wondered just what they were doing so far from their customary “home” on the open seas.

Bull Canyon joins the annals of great tales of homesteading, told in the warm, funny, and insightful voice of a true storyteller.  You can read excerpts from the book at

Here is what the first reviewers have to say…

Lin Pardey has captured the very heart of a full life (the good, the bad, and the uncomfortable) in Bull Canyon. It is a must read for anyone with an adventurous spirit or those who need to be encouraged to follow their dreams.” Lee Stanley, Award-winning filmmaker, producer (Grid Iron Gang)

It’s great. Very very funny and insightful. Captures a time and place.” Herb McCormick, Editor at Large, Cruising World/Sailing World.

Lin Pardey makes it clear why she has such a following among her sailing readers: she’s a great observer of human nature and a natural storyteller. With Bull Canyon, she has bridged the divide between sailors and landsmen and will touch readers of every inclination.” Karen Larsen, founder and editor, Good Old Boat

About Lin and Larry Pardey

Lin and Larry Pardey

Lin and Larry have voyaged more than 200,000 miles together on self-built engine-free wooden boats.

Their voyages have taken them around the world, both east-about and west-about, including counter-to-the-prevailing-wind passages south of the great southern capes.

The books and DVD programs created by Lin and Larry have been credited with launching thousands of dreams by inspiring and empowering three generations of sailors.  In 2010 the Pardeys were awarded The Cruising Club of America’s prestigious Far Horizons Award.

Seminar dates:
- March 18 (Friday)
& March 19 (Saturday)
Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA
- March 24 (Thursday)
& March 25 (Friday)
Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Sausalito, CA
- March 27 (Sunday) Long Beach Women’s sailing Association, Long Beach, CA
- March 28 (Monday)
& March 30 (Wednesday)
OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship, Newport Beach, CA

More information (external links)
  • For a complete list of the seminars topics, dates, and times, visit the Pardeys’ website:
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