The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles Sailing Adventure Seminar
To all sailing enthusiasts:
The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles invites you for a day of fascinating and exciting tales of sailing and adventure. This will be an amazing day for you and your club members. It's on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 P.M. Admission is $45.00 per person, which includes three world-class speakers, AM coffee and refreshments and a hearty lunch.
Our World-class Speakers are:
Lin and Larry Pardey "The Compelling Power of Adventure"
Lin and Larry Pardey are a married couple famous internationally for their expertise in small boat sailing. They have sailed over 185,000 miles together, having circumnavigated the world both east-about and west-about. They began cruising in 1968 and are still going strong. They have also sailed west-about (against the prevailing winds) past all the great southern capes, including Cape Horn. Larry built the two boats they used for their circumnavigations. Both boats were less than 30 feet and were designed by naval architect Lyle Hess. Neither boat had an engine except for an outboard on the dinghy, which they carried on board Taleisin their larger boat.
Along the way you will learn the simple truths most adventures live by, truths that can apply to any endeavor, be it exploring, searching for scientific discoveries or just working toward change within your own life. An underlying theme of their stories is that 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 their adventures' compelling power. An illustrated portion of the talk showing the four adventures that shaped their lives is part of their presentation.
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 and Larry Pardey will share their favorite stories from 43 years of voyaging on their engineless offshore sailing vessels. They'll discuss the lessons they learned by preparing for and completing challenging ocean voyages and how each adventure has lead to an ever-increasing desire to expand their own boundaries.
David Clark "Perseverance"
The Slocum Society's Oldest Single-Handed Sailor.
David Clark made three sail attempts to achieve his recognition. He sailed once and was not the oldest, so he went again and his boat sank in the Indian Ocean. Undaunted, he tried again. After passing Cape Town into the Atlantic Ocean, his boat sank, he was rescued, but he lost his dog, Mickey. With assistance from sailors in Cape Town, another boat was furnished named after Mickey, and he finished his record single-handed circumnavigation.
Recognized by The Slocum Society's as the oldest single-handed circumnavigator, he supported his sailing adventures with social security and his clarinet. David's philosophy is that we can all make our dreams come true if we are willing to do whatever it takes. He brings a vibrant and valiant message to our society that older citizens have tremendous value and just because we get older "we ain't dead yet."
Ralph Perez - The World's Longest Personal Watercraft (PWC) Endurance Race
From May 19th through June 6, 2009, Ralph H. Perez and four Alaskans traveled in excess of 1,000 sea miles laying the course for the Alaskan Wet Dog Race, a proposed 2,000-mile personal watercraft race seven years in the making. The Alaskan Wet Dog Race is the longest Personal Watercraft (PWC) Endurance Race in the world. Personal Watercraft are sometimes referred to as Jet skis, Seadoos or Wave Runners; essentially small boats that are ridden on rather than in.
This thrilling adventure along with Ralph's unique upbeat presentation skills and his exciting visuals will have you literally on the edge of your seats.
Parking lots located at 2334 Daly Street; 216 Avenue 24 (Ave 24 & Broadway); 2416 Workman Street (Workman & Ave 26); 2418 Daly Street (Daly & Ave 26) and 154 Ave 24 (Ave 24 & Pasadena).
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2433 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031-0226