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A shipwreck might end a dream of sailing around the world. Not for the Wilcox family. In 1973, the Wilcox family sets off to sail around the world aboard the 40-foot sailboat, Vela. Thirteen months later, they are shipwrecked on … Continue reading
Sea Trials Review in Cruising World September 2017 “In 1973, a San Francisco family departed on a planned four-year round-the-world voyage. The Wilcox crew—Chuck; his wife, Dawn; their kids, Garth, 13 and Linda, 10—set sail with varying degrees of enthusiasm … Continue reading
Wendy Hinman is a regular speaker on preparing yourself and boat for offshore voyaging at yacht clubs and boat shows around the country, including the Strictly Sail Boat Show, Seattle Boat Show, Wooden Boat Festival and others. She has published … Continue reading
Wendy Hinman will be presenting and signing books at the 2017 41st annual Wooden Boat Festival. It’s a weekend full of fun, with music, food, presentations, plays, merchandise displays and hundreds of wooden boats! Come see the gorgeous wooden classics. … Continue reading
Three Sheets Northwest gives a rave review for Sea Trials. Calling it “An Extraordinary Voyage” and describing Sea Trials as “absorbing … a perfect accompaniment to summer cruising,” Deborah Bach says, “Hinman brings the same meticulous research and attention to … Continue reading
Another great review from a national magazine! “It’s the perfect kind of book for an ocean passage or for too-long winter of rain in Puget Sound or snow in Maine. … even armchair sailors will feel their hearts race with … Continue reading
On Monday July 3rd, before the evening’s huge Poulsbo fireworks display, come hear about epic sailing adventures from veteran voyager Wendy Hinman. Monday, July 3, 3pm Liberty Bay Books 18881 Front St NE # D, Poulsbo, WA 98370 Wendy Hinman, … Continue reading
“Sea Trials is a captivating narrative, full of suspense and colorful descriptions” Sailing Magazine
Here’s the full text of the review of Sea Trials from Sailing Magazine: June 2017 “Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, sailor and storyteller. She grew up immersed in adventure from an early age, when her father’s job as a dentist … Continue reading
Find an event near you, or be the spark and organize an event yourself. You can win prizes just by signing up and entering one of our many contests. Add your Sailstice sailing plans, and you could win a Sunsail … Continue reading
Janna Cawrse Esarey, Author of bestselling travel book Motion of the Ocean shares her impressions of Sea Trials. She says: “Sea Trials is a skillfully told story of perseverance, ingenuity, and grit. Wendy Hinman is back with another gripping sea … Continue reading