Sea Stories for Sailstice

June 6, 2022 by Sailing Avocet

Take a virtual vacation with adventurer, speaker, and award-winning author Wendy Hinman, benefiting the Ventura County Library Foundation

We have mentioned it before, but you don't have to get your keel wet to participate in Sailstice! You can participate in many ways, from virtual regattas to land sailing the possibilities are endless as long as the goal is to share the wonderful world of sailing. That is why we are particularly excited about Wendy Hinman's Summer Sailstice plan to share sea stories via zoom!

Tightwads on the Loose is a popular travel adventure book about the 7-year, 34,000-mile voyage she took with her husband aboard a small violently rocking sailboat where she alternated between feats worthy of Wonder Woman and Suzy Homemaker. It's full of humor and armchair thrills. 

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire tells the story of her husband’s nearly disastrous voyage around the world as a boy, during which he was shipwrecked at the age of fourteen. Together with his family, they salvaged and rebuilt their boat (once they were rescued) and completed their journey around the globe despite formidable obstacles including wild weather, threats from pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, a broken rig, scurvy and starvation in a journey that tested them to their limits. Sea Trials has been named a Kirkus best book and has earned glowing reviews in the national press.

Wendy will share sea stories from these adventures and tidbits about how she crafted these sea stories into award-winning books. This Zoom event promises to be an afternoon of entertaining travel yarns. Funds raised will fund literacy, STEAM and internet accessibility.

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