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Around the World in a Homemade Boat

A life with freedom of spirit, pride in achievement, rewarded with worldwide friendships

A city boy meets a country girl who always says ‘yes’ to an adventure, and together they migrate to Australia, where they build a boat in a backyard that carries them and their two young sons around the world in ever-increasing circles.

These voyages of education take the children to their final years of high school.

Zoom ahead thirty years, now they are a clan with little ones needing nourishment that’s easily found in their fathers’ history. So, Poppi and Nani combined their sons’ journals with stories they wrote upon the waves around the world.

To Africa for a safari in the last wild kingdom.
To the Galapagos
for a wander through the intricacies of nature.
Then Rapa Nui
to witness the results of over-population.
Sailing everywhere in between
contemplating life, eternity,
and the marvellous creation.
Accompanied by sea fairies
whispering their ageless secrets.

Adding historical notes and dramatizing the scary bits created a most amazing coming of age saga.

Inspirational nourishment for young minds – and those who love life and Earth.

500 pages – illustrated with 150 images and maps
A$45 includes delivery worldwide (postal zones 1 – 7)

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includes delivery worldwide (postal zones 1 – 7)

Around Australia and Around the World
includes delivery worldwide (postal zones 1 – 7)

Comments and Reviews of our Books ~

Trevor Norton

Two’s a Crew ~ It’s a great read, very informative.
Every cruising boat should have a copy.

West Coast Yacht Charters
Strahan, Tasmania

Niki and Lauren at ZULU Waterways

The book is fantastic. So well written and a perfect balance between sailing details and historic notes and written with a raw honesty which is so essential for a Cruising book.
Niki and Lauren at ZULU Waterways

Bill and Juanita

We both have now read Where Wild Winds Blow.
The history of aboriginals saddens us but good to learn.
You have encouraged us to Put Nature First.
A good approach to life. Thanks

Petrea McCarthy, Ideas Locker Cruising Helmsman

Excellent yarn, Lovely ending, Really enjoyed reading it.

Two’s A Crew is a fantastic book that warrants a second and third read. Chock full of tips and hints for the not so experienced, history woven through in an interesting way, and a great story. Sailing story, love story, history, travel – what more could a reader want?


Liam Harris

Two's a CrewI love my book and video that I purchased from you and I’m watching and reading them the second time around 🙂
Best of luck and very much looking forward to reading about your adventures.

He raves about your books to anyone who will listen

Jeffery from South Australia wrote, Absolutely loved your books, felt like I sailed along with you and experienced every adventure with the same views about the environment.
I’ve sent both your books to my elderly father (85) who spent the majority of his life on the River Murray and was always around boats. He’s now in an aged care home. Regardless he is a tough critic but raves about your books endlessly to anyone who will listen.

Susan Schieder

You guys are amazing!
My partner and I are building a boat and found your voyage under Australia to be so inspiring. Quite clearly you told us about the importance of having routines in place, who does what, what to watch for. We purchased all three of your books and reading them has given our confidence a big boost. Thank you.

Lisa from WA

Where Wild Winds Blow has changed my life. I read your dedication from a copy in the library and immediately bought your book even though I have never sailed and may never step on a boat. The thought scares me. But through you two, I have vicariously experienced true love and known the courage Earth’s great explorers must have had. God Bless.

Gil Kaltenbach

Where Wild Winds Blow.It’s a great read!
I was surprised that I couldn’t put it down for I had already followed you on your blog.
The historical notes are always very interesting and I loved how you included stories from your past sailing adventures too.
You both have a wonderful and infectious sense of adventure. Thank you!

Dr. James Fitzpatrick

Oh my god, you two are brilliant. It is strange having read this ‘chapter’ of your life and knowing that much about such a brave and loved up couple. Thank you for sharing the stories.
Chief Investigator
Marulu – The Lililwan Project

Mark Sheen

Well done Jack and Judith….
I really find you guys inspiring.
I live to see the wild places of Earth.

Mark Sheen

Judy Cooperman in USA

“Your writing style has the perfect pace.
It creates strong images yet skips along without wasting words. Sort of London, sort of Hemingway, but all Capt. Jack.

Your love for each other peppers it perfectly. Good show, and thanks!”

Rosemary Bartle

Two's a Crew“Pearls of wisdom for motivation!
Absolutely loved your book,
A favourite on my bookshelf.”

Graham Swannell

Around the world“Great reading!
Felt I was experiencing some of the world beautiful places.
Also learnt something about sailing and decisions one has to make to be safe.”

Graham Swannell
Head of Design Aeronautical Engineers Australia

Margaret Muir, author

“I love your evocative descriptive passages.
Judith’s presence is felt throughout, sharing the same strength, courage and love of the wild as her man.”
Margaret Muir,  author of Floating Gold, Sea Dust, & Condor’s Feather


Your books are all so well written and are such a joy to read and imagine what it all must be like. My husband has just purchased a boat (inspired by the BANYANDAH!)

I just want to say that the world needs more people like you and thank you for sharing your stories. We hope to be “guided” through our adventures by you both. All the best to you and yours, Diane

Nick Sabardin in France

I’m halfway through the book about your circumnavigation of Australia and I’m loving it.
I actually just ordered the DVD to enjoy the footage.

I like your thoughts on life, Earth and mankind, and your writing style too!

Caitlin and Michael ~ “Bass Voyager”

We took your advice and crossed the Strait to King Island, Three Hummock Island and, since yesterday, pretty Stanley!
We owe you a great debt of thanks as we have had such a wonderful time exploring the Western islands of Tassie – and now we are on the Tas mainland – a dream for both of us since we were kids!

Phil Ross, Editor Cruising Helmsman

If you do not follow their blog, I suggest you subscribe.
Alongside Alan and Pat Lucas, if ever there was a couple like Lin and Larry residing in Australia then Jack and Jude would have to be it.
Phil Ross Editor

Petrea McCarthy – Freelance Boating Writer

Thanks for the copy of Around the World. I’ve been saving it for when I could read in the daytime because I suspected it would not be good to read it in bed. And so it proved. I have been reading it at night, and it is keeping me awake. I keep wanting to know what happened next, so continue turning the virtual pages long after the light should be out.
I’m only about halfway through, as I am rationing it to nights when the boat is rolling and I can’t sleep anyway.
So far? Amazing!

Petrea McCarthy – Freelance Boating Writer

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AUD$36 delivered worldwide (zones 1 - 7)
312 pages ~ 181 photos and maps

One of the world’s greatest adventures – Following Flinders wake around Australia – 9,000 nautical miles across six climatic zones. Jack and Jude have been exploring Earth for more than 40 years and in Two’s a Crew we search our homeland of Australia comparing it with what we had seen on early travels. Our homemade yacht takes us through crocodile-infested waters to some of the world’s oldest rock paintings, into pristine coral atolls, and through Hell’s Gates itself.

I really enjoyed Two's a Crew. Having had a taste of the cruising life I really related to all the boatie challenges, joys, and concerns, though I think readers who have never spent any time cruising but yearn to, would enjoy it as well. As a memoir and travelogue, it succeeded and certainly champions we "mature adventurers".
I particularly liked the historical background you give of the places you visited, and the commentary on the natural history as well.
Linda Collison, Author of Star-Crossed, and Rocky Mountain

The book is fantastic. So well written and a perfect balance between sailing details and historic notes and written with a raw honesty which is so essential for a Cruising book. Niki from Zulu Waterways

"I love your evocative descriptive passages. Judith’s presence is felt throughout, sharing the same strength, courage and love of the wild as her man."
Margaret Muir, Author of Floating Gold, Sea Dust, Black Thread, & Condor's Feather

True Stories from the Sea and Faraway Places

An odyssey lasting far longer than ever imagined.

AUD$34 includes delivery worldwide (zones 1 - 7)

Reflections in a Sailor’s Eyes follows our exploration of life through a series of sixteen short stories, starting with first becoming Jack and Jude on our African Honeymoon in 1969, a five-month overland journey from England to South Africa in a derelict VW van. Adding further dimensions are stories and snippets from our maturing years in the same vessel we home built in 1973. Banyandah

A book for all who like adventures, courage, love, and encouragement

The story of two modern day explorers deeply in love
AUD$34 delivered worldwide (zones 1 - 7)

Where Wild Winds Blow ~ third edition

What was our most frightening moment? Our greatest storm? Pirates?
How did we raise our children afloat from infancy to young men?

In Where Wild Winds Blow, we recall unforgettable highlights of our sea roving life while taking Banyandah on a challenging and rewarding exploration of the Australian islands and coastline exposed to the Great Southern Ocean.

'Where Wild Winds Blow reveals more than the intoxication of a sea voyage in the company of dolphins, whales and sea eagles.
Written in Jack’s inimitable style – sometimes brash, often touching, but always heart-warmingly honest. The author has a masterly way of seeing Nature in all its awesome beauty.'

Margaret Muir, Author of Floating Gold, Sea Dust & Condor's Feather

'Perfect pace creating strong images without wasting words.'
Judy Cooperman, LA

'You two are brilliant! Such a brave and loved up couple.'
Dr. James Fitzpatrick, The Lililwan Project

Click here to read the first chapter

For all with the desire to enjoy life afloat

Practical Boat Bits and Tips

Practical Boat Bits and Tips 2nd edition

AUD$30 delivered worldwide (zones 1 - 7)

The simplest and best ideas complied from the building, maintaining and managing vessels for forty years. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams and in Jude’s unique style.  As Cap’n Jack says, “Best take her word, she’s the one that keeps Banyandah in top shape.”



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