Lin Pardey presented with the OCC Lifetime Cruising Award

Lin Pardey presented with the OCC Lifetime Cruising Award

Past Commodore Anne Hammick arranged for Lin to accept the award on behalf of herself and Larry Pardey while on a visit to the UK.

By Jenny Crickmore-Thompson & Daria Blackwell - 02/07/2019

At a lunch presentation on the 30th of June, Lin Pardey, accepted the OCC Lifetime Cruising Award on behalf of herself and Larry who could not attend. Lin gave a delightful speech, talking about her incredible relationship with Larry (now in full-time dementia care), and talking about their early meetings with Hum Barton before the OCC was set up. Hum, she said, told them that letters don't really work to keep a group of friends in touch because they only reached one person at a time - "Let's start a Club", he said, "and in that way we'll all stay in touch with each other!"

Lin and Larry are legendary North American sailors known for their 50+ years of ocean cruising, two engineless circumnavigations, and many inspirational books and DVDs. They encouraged a generation of cruisers with their Cruising Creed: 'Go Small, Go Simple, Go Now'.


Photo credit: Jenny Crickmore-Thompson


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