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2011 Pardey Seminars

Posted by on November 21, 2010



Port Townsend: March 18-20 2011
Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend
1st Spring Boating Symposium (registration required)
Featuring Lin & Larry Pardey, and other top national boating experts
The Compelling Power of Adventure   Friday, March 18

Facing hurricane-force winds off Cape Horn, reasoning with machine gun toting Egyptian soldiers in the isolated reaches of the Red Sea, living among the !kung bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, crossing the rugged mountains of Tasmania on horseback, Lin Pardey will share a few of her favorite stories from 43 years of voyaging  with her husband Larry on an engineless offshore sailing vessel. She’ll discuss the lessons she learned by preparing for and completing challenging ocean voyages and how each adventure has lead to an ever increasing desire to expand her own boundaries. Along the way you will learn the simple truths most adventures live by, truths that can apply to any endeavor, be it exploring new business ideas, searching for scientific discoveries or just working toward change within your own life. An underlying theme of her stories is; the most renowned adventurers considered themselves to be very ordinary people.  Each overcame their fears, took that first step into the unfamiliar and went on to savor adventures’ compelling power.


16 Ways To Insure Your Partner Shares Your Cruising Dream  Saturday, March 19
Most voyagers dream of setting sail as a couple, sharing one of the most rewarding and potentially romantic adventures available to people of modest means. To keep the dream working it is vital to assure both partners are enjoying the experience. The seminar highlights ways to be sure each of you gain confidence, feel more comfortable aboard, and gain competency before you set sail. Also covered are ways to make sure the experience is truly a shared one, ways to keep the romance alive once you are underway.

This presentation will entertain and provide food for thought for anyone who sails as a couple. For evening presentations it is highlighted with a short slide show presentation showing some of the unique experiences cruising can add to your life.

Jury Rigging, a panel discussion with other Symposium Faculty, moderated by Chuck Hawley   Sunday, March 20

A panel discussion including Lin & Larry Pardey.

About the Symposium
NW Maritime Center "Spring Boating Symposium" is an in innovative, information packed weekend of interactive lectures, workshops, onboard boat demonstrations, panels and hands-on activities in Port Townsend, the premiere northwest working waterfront community at the center of the Northwest’s world class "maritimes" cruising region.  Designed as continuing education for experienced boat owners, the symposium includes experts in both power and sailboat seamanship, lifestyle and systems/maintenance.  Lin & Larry Pardey, Steve D’Antonio, Mark Schrader, Chuck Hawley, Carol Hasse, Brion Toss, Mark Bunzel, Nancy Erley, Barbara Marrett, Jeff Sanders and 20 other experts are available and engaged with participants throughout the weekend.  A small fleet of northwest cruising boats (including a Dashew FPB 64, Nordic Tug 26′, custom circumnavigating double-ender, etc) will be moored next to the buildings and be open for tours, as well as used in safety, seamanship and systems demonstrations.  
Pricing
Symposium begins Friday night, March 18 through Sunday noon.  Cost is $250 per person if registered by January 15, late fee if after that date. To register contact Kaci Cronkhite, symposium@nwmaritime.org or call 360-385-3628, x 106. Registration opens December 1 and is limited to 200.  See www.nwmaritime.org for more information and
http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A308218
to register 
About The Center
The non-profit Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation is located in the heart of downtown Port Townsend adjacent to Point Hudson marina, within walking distance of boatyards, world class marine trades, eclectic art galleries, family-friendly restaurants and miles of public beaches.  Renowned for their annual Wooden Boat Festival, the Spring Boating Symposium is the first of a new, expanded series of programs designed as Continuing Education for the Conscientious Boater. Proceeds help support youth and school programs engaging all generations in maritime life, skills and culture in a spirit of adventure & discovery.



Sausalito: March 24-25, 2011

Spaulding Wooden Boat Center – Sausalito, Calif.

The Unstoppable Cruising boat: From nuts and bolts to a real budget (45 Min.)
Thursday March 24th
Non-Members $15.00
Members $7.00
(This presentation includes two topics – The Unstoppable Boat  plus Cost Control while you cruise.)

The Unstoppable Cruising Boat
One well-known journalist wrote, “Cruising is fixing your boats in a series of exotic locations.” Preventing this from becoming your reality requires two steps, first adjusting your attitude then taking a careful look at how you outfit your boat. Lin Pardey will discuss the difference in attitude between cruisers she has known who never once changed their sailing plans due to gear problem and those who felt their cruises or budgets were ruined by gear failures. A careful analysis of ways to assure you do not have to change your sailing plans because of gear failures, the benefits of non-integrated systems, essential spares you should carry and planning your yearly refit are among the topics that are covered in this seminar.
Cost Control while you Cruise
No matter what your budget, the potential duration and pleasures of your cruise could be determined by how you spend your “Freedom Chips.” Lin Pardey will provide ways you can keep your costs in control, save money on boat maintenance, re-provisioning, entertainment yet still have a unique and satisfying adventure. Highlighted are ideas for visiting the most expensive places in the world on a cost conscious budget, why you don’t have to choose the cheapest destinations to save money, why your dinghy, anchor gear and on-board bathing facility choices determine how much cruising costs. The potentially cost doubling, cruisers Venus fly-trap, will be revealed as well as current cruising budgets.

Book-launch Party, Music,  Appetizers provided, open bar
Friday March 25th from 6 to 9 PM
Non-Members $10.00
Members  free
For information phone 415-332-3179 or email: info@spauldingcenter.org



Newport Beach: March 28-30, 2011

Orange Coast College Sailing Center – Newport Beach, California

Cruising Cost Controls plus Paperwork
Monday March 28th  7:30 – 9:30
$25.00 single/$45.00 per couple

Cost Control while you Cruise
No matter what your budget, the potential duration and pleasures of your cruise could be determined by how you spend your “Freedom Chips.” Lin Pardey will provide ways you can keep your costs in control, save money on boat maintenance, re-provisioning, entertainment yet still have a unique and satisfying adventure. Highlighted are ideas for visiting the most expensive places in the world on a cost conscious budget, why you don’t have to choose the cheapest destinations to save money, why your dinghy, anchor gear and on-board bathing facility choices determine how much cruising costs. The potentially cost doubling, cruisers Venus fly-trap, will be revealed as well as current cruising budgets.

The Paperwork of Cruising

Head off cruising and the paperwork of your life definitely should be less complicated.  There should and will be less paperwork if, and it is a big if, you do some careful but relatively simple planning before hand. Lin will discuss some of the important and often overlooked documents you will need on board, starting with papers to prove you own and have the right to operate your boat.. She’ll include vital passport information plus safe economical ways to transfer and carry money. Mail handling, paying bills, insurance coverage and email considerations are also covered.

Storm Tactics
Wednesday March 30th  7:30 – 9:30
$25.00 single/$45.00 per couple
For information or to register phone 949-645-9412 or email: sailing@occsailing.com

Storm Tactics
“Storms, raging winds, breaking seas, how will I cope?”  Everyone who goes to sea asks this question. Too many answer it by saying, “I’ve got the latest in weather forecasting technology, so I’ll avoid bad weather. This is wishful thinking.  You need a plan, you need the right equipment and you need practice to bring your boat and crew through heavy weather with their confidence intact. This seminar will help you create that plan and overcome the fear of strong winds. You will be shown Cape Horn tested methods to help any type of boat, classic or modern, ride out extreme weather. Even if you think running or lying-ahull are effective storm tactics for you and your crew, the Pardeys’ will prove you still must learn to heave-to. Gear selection will be discussed along with hints so you can to create a sea-anchor using gear you already have on board. 

Second section – A discussion that will help you put storms into prospective. Ways to prepare you and your boat for rough weather. The goal of this seminar is to help ensure rough weather becomes an interesting incident in your life, not the end of your cruising dream.

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