L & L Pardey Books
Lin and Larry Pardey are sailors and writers, known for their small boat sailing. They have sailed over 200,000 miles together, having circumnavigated the world both east-about and west-about. They have also sailed westward (against the prevailing winds) past all the great southern capes, including Cape Horn. Larry, assisted by Lin, built the two boats they used for two circumnavigations. Both boats were under 30 feet and were designed by Lyle Hess. Neither boat had an engine (except for a 2 horsepower outboard on the dinghy which they occasionally carried on board Taleisin).
Larry also was one of the first people to sail across the Sahara desert in 1967. In an expedition organized by the French Colonel de Buchett and sponsored by National Geographic among others, he captained a North American team of three including Richard Arthur and Warren Zeibarth as they sailed landyachts from Colum Bechar in Algeria to Noachott in Mauritania, a distance of approximately 1700 miles. For this each was awarded the Mauritanian Legion of Honor. In 1994 he joined 67 year old Leslie Dyball to take handicap honors in the bi-annual Round Britain and Ireland two-handed race on board the 30 foot S&S sloop Chough.