"The can do attitude
this program promotes is just what we need" stated Jim Lott, head of the
New Zealand maritime safety authorities education board. "Too many sailors
are giving up and calling for help instead of trying to solve their own problems."
He has recommended Lin and Larry's new 84 minute long program as an important
addition to the New Zealand Yacht Masters certificate curriculum.
The Pardey's use footage
shot during a contrary-to-the-prevailing-wind voyage around Cape Horn and around
South Africa's Cape of Storms, to demonstrate methods which will bring a sailing
vessel through heavy weather with the crew's confidence and the boats gear intact.
Rigging, gear, storm sails, gear securing methods and psychological preparation
are discussed and demonstrated in this clear, visually interesting program, which,
since its release only a few weeks ago, has garnered amazingly supportive reviews:
"It's terrific. Excellent
visuals, clear and precise instructions (the diagrams and drawings combined with
the actual underway footage is extremely effective) great close-ups of gear and
sails ---a really first class effort." -Herb McCormick, editor, Cruising
"Most clear and most
valuable. There are so many good principles brought out. It is a real help in
focusing on the subject, and the photography is quite excellent. It is a joy to
watch the perfect jewel of a ship Taleisin at sea as well as the big yachts in
the Sydney Hobart Race. Quite simply I loved it
" -Peter Bruce, editor
and author of Adlard Cole's Heavy Weather Sailing Fifth edition.
"Every sailor should
see Lin and Larry Pardey's new video Storm Tactics. The video and its companion
handbook should be well viewed and digested before venturing more than a few miles
offshore in a yacht." -Robin Bailey, New Zealand Herald
"The suggestions are
clear and practical. Anyone venturing offshore will have an easier time of it
if they watch this video first." -Gary Jobson - Olympic class sailor,
author and ESPN commentator
An interesting side note
- this program was created in a manner that demonstrates Lin and Larry's keep-it-simple
philosophy. The Hi8 handy cam used for all on footage other than special aerial
shots of the Sydney Hobart race was powered by a 13 watt solar panel. Professional
editing was done using the latest high quality Avid equipment in New Zealand.
Lin and Larry are preparing to sail Taleisin north from Chile through the Pacific.
Storm Tactics is available
in internationally coded DVD format, and VHS Pal or NTSC format from Paradise
Cay publishing at www.landlpardey.com or phone 1-800-736-4509 or at West Marine,
price $29.95, or from Biograph video by email email@example.com
phone 44-1626-201888 price £19.95 at www.boatbooks.co.nz
or Whitcoulls Bookstores, New Zealand price $39.95.
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