Born 1939, Victoria, Canada. Raised on Shuswap Lake,
Okanagan Valley and in Vancouver. First Boat, Indian
dug out canoe, age 9. First sail boat - self-restored
8' EL TORO pram, age 17. 1st cruising boat - self-restored
20 foot Colin Archer Cutter. 1st racing boat - self-restored
27 foot Tumlaren Sloop. 180,000 sea miles.
Born 1944, Detroit, Michigan. Raised in Los Angeles
County. Early sailing experience - summer sailing
on lakes of Michigan in 14 foot Old Town Sloop
until age of 5. Studied accounting and music.
165,000 sea miles.
Met in 1965. Romanced three weeks. Joined forces
June 12, 1965. Married October 31st 1968.
Lyle Hess designed cutter, styled on lines of Falmouth
Working Boats. Original hull (Renegade) designed
in 1954 for Hale Field of Newport Beach as gaff-cutter.
Rig designed for Pardeys in 1964. Launched ,October
31st, 1968. Length on deck, 24'7". Waterline
22' 2" beam 8' 11", draft 4' 8",
displacement loaded for cruising 10,686 pounds,
sail area - working plan 461 square feet. Construction
- built by Larry and Lin of mahogany on oak steam
bent frames with every third frame sawn. Solid
teak decks, original cost $7,765
Voyaged - 45,000 miles - eleven years,
eastward through Mexico, Panama Canal, to Europe
and Baltic. Three years in Mediterranean, south
through Red Sea, across Indian Ocean and through
China seas to Japan, then Canada and south back
to launching port of Newport Beach, California.
Designed for Lin and Larry by Lyle C Hess in 1977.
Development of Seraffyn. Launched 10/ 31/1983. Length
on deck 29' 6", waterline 27' 6", beam
10' 9", draft 5' 3", displacement for
cruising 17,800. Racing displacement 16,400. Sail
area - 740 square feet. Construction - Built by
Lin and Larry, teak carvel planking over sawn black
locust frames, bronze floors, bronze hanging knees.
Solid teak decks, material cost $US 38,000 complete.
Voyaged - 80,000 miles sailing westward from California
through Pacific. Two voyages from New Zealand to
Australia and return. Then through Cook Straits
of New Zealand to Sydney, south to Tasmania, westward
through Australian bight to Indian Ocean, South
Africa, Brazil, Ireland, England, Scotland and Norway.
East coast of US, then south to Argentina and westward
around Cape Horn across outbound track to complete
circumnavigation in 2003, then on to Canada . Currently
cruising Gulf Islands during northern summer
Voyaged - 65,000 miles sailing westward from
California through Pacific. Two voyages from New
Zealand to Australia and return. Then through
Cook Straits of New Zealand to Sydney, south to
Tasmania, westward through Australian bight to
Indian Ocean, South Africa, Brazil, Ireland, England,
Scotland and Norway. East coast of US, then south
to Argentina and westward around Cape Horn to
Approximately 60,000 miles of yacht delivery work
and racing. Have made ocean passages on 20 different
vessels and raced on many others including; 85'
Schooner, California to Hawaii and return, 54'
Ketch, Palma, Majorca to New Orleans. Handicap
winner, 1974 Round Britain two-handed race, Class
honors, Auckland two-handed series
Designed and built by C and W Bailey, 1895. Gaff
cutter, length on deck 37' beam 7'6" draft
4'9" currently being brought to near original
condition at home base in New Zealand during southern
New Zealand. Citizens of New Zealand, Canada (Larry)
and America (Lin).
|BOOKS BY LIN AND LARRY PARDEY
Storm Tactics Handbook
Cruising in Seraffyn
Seraffyn's European Adventure
Seraffyn's Mediterranean Adventure
Seraffyn's Oriental Adventure
The Self-sufficient Sailor
The Capable Cruiser
The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew
Details of Classic Boat Construction - The
Cost Conscious Cruiser
|VIDEOS BY LIN AND LARRY
Cruising, hints for improving your boat
Voyaging, upgrading your cruising boat
The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew
Cruising Coral Seas
Storm Tactics Video
DVD'S BY LIN AND LARRY PARDEY
ARTICLES BY LIN AND LARRY HAVE APPEARED IN:
Sail Magazine, Cruising World, Woodenboat, Good
Old Boat, Classic Boat UK, Yachting Monthly UK,
Practical Boat Owner UK, South African Yachting,
Cruising Helmsman - Australia, Australian Boating,
Amateur Boatbuilder - Australia, Das Boot - Germany,
Brazilian Sailing, Yacht - Germany, New Zealand
Yachting, Seaspray New Zealand.
Mauritanian Legion of Honour, as Captain
of first American team to sail across the Sahara
Desert in a land yacht,1966.
Cruising Sailors to contribute most to the sport
of Sailing - voted by readers of Sail Magazine
International Oceanic Award - presented by
Royal Institute of Navigation sponsored by Little
Ship Club 1996 - in recognition of Larry's voyaging
using traditional methods of navigation.
Ocean Cruising Club Award - for contributions
to Seamanship for small boat sailing. Presented
to Lin Pardey 1996.
Geoff Pac Memorial Award- to both Lin and
Larry for fostering and encouraging ocean cruising
in small yachts
Cruising World Hall of Fame-2000
Ocean Cruising Club Merit Award -To Lin and
Larry for inspiring voyages including a west-about
rounding of Cape Horn
Seven Seas Cruising Club Service Award -
To Lin and Larry for their lifetime voyaging achievements
Smallest boat to have circumnavigated contrary to
the prevailing winds around all the great southern
capes, only couple to have circumnavigated both
east-about and west about on boats they built them
selves, using traditional means of navigation and
having no engine.