By Herb McCormick
PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: To anyone interested in small-boat cruising and voyaging, the names Lin and Larry Pardey need no introduction. As world-girdling sailors who roamed the planet on a pair of small, engineless boats that they built themselves, the Pardeys established their hard-earned reputations by eloquently (and sometimes controversially) telling their stories through a series of best-selling books and manuals, and countless seminars and boat shows. They have been called the first couple of cruising and have remained true to their mantra: Go simple, go small, go now. And after 200,000 miles of cruising under sail, they ve demonstrated that the dream of voyaging over the horizon is not only attainable, it s affordable.
MY THOUGHTS: I read this book five years ago. For me, it was the inspiration for my dream of sailing the world and living on a sailboat. Lin Pardey is my sailing idol. The Pardeys are expert sailors and traveled the world in sailboats much smaller and with fewer amenities than Seefalke. Whenever things get tough on board or there is a challenge, I always ask myself, “What would Lin Pardey do?”