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Posted by on June 9, 2009


So you feel confident with cruising local waters and are thinking of setting off across an ocean . . .Before you start planning, join Lin and Larry Pardey on board Taleisin in Fremantle, Australia, as they demonstrate gear storage for offshore voyaging, dinghy choices, warping out a stern anchor, proper life-raft storage, storm trysails, sail repairs, and other valuable hints to help you prepare. Then voyage along with them on a classic trade-wind passage across the Indian Ocean toward Africa, with stops at Cocos (Keeling) Atoll, the quiet island of Rodriques, and the remote French colony at Réunion. Weather planning, landfall considerations, windvanes, sail choices, and crew comfort are only a few of the subjects covered.
Shot in Fremantle, Australia; at sea during their Indian Ocean passage; near their home in New Zealand; and on board 110-year-old Thelma, the classic racing yacht they are restoring, this DVD incorporates the best ideas from some of their highly praised videos: Voyaging, Hints for Upgrading Your Cruising Boat, and Cruising Coral Seas. Completely re-edited and re-mastered, this program is supplemented with new information and ideas from these master voyagers, who now have more than 180,000 miles under their belts, including a contrary-to-the-wind circumnavigation below the four great southern capes.
Join the Pardeys and learn some of the secrets that, even after forty years afloat, make them eager to keep cruising, “. . . as long as it’s fun.”


“A must for anyone cruising or planning to cruise warm waters.”
– Gail Anderson, Sail magazine
“Not a once-off, but one to keep . . . for there is much to be learned, even in paradise.”
– Neil Rusch, South African Yachting
“This is the voice of experience speaking. People will not buy this program to be caught up in the scenery; it is about useful information, and there is no shortage of that.”
– Robert Keeley, Cruising Helmsman magazine, Australia

Format: DVD · Rel Date: 2007· Run time: 98 min · ISBN: 1-929214

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