Andersons Sharing Circumnavigation Stories May 13 at Concordia Eco-Resort


Bill and Linda Anderson aboard Valiam.

Ever dreamed of sailing around the world, but wondered what it really takes?

Then mark those calendars for Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m. when Bill and Linda Anderson are hosting an exciting presentation all about their two-year circumnavigation aboard their home-made 45-foot plywood sailboat Valiam.

The Australian natives will share stories of their epic adventure and will have copies of their book “Sailing in my Sarong,” on hand.

“Our story of sailing around the world began 30 years ago with a dream,” said Linda Anderson. “We finally completed building our boat and set sail in 2007, visiting 30 countries, avoiding pirates and weathering a few storms.”

“It’s a story of battling gales and sailing through the world’s pirate hot spots; of exploring exotic and remote communities and integrating with the locals; and of experiencing the vastness of the great oceans and making new friends at each destination,” she said. “Our message to everyone is that it is possible to fulfill a dream and there is a wonderful big world out there to explore.”

In addition to “Sailing in my Sarong” Linda Anderson will also have several of her paintings and drawings on display during the presentation. The couple plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from book sales to Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay.

The Andersons have been on St. John for about a month, working on a new project – restoring an old sail boat in order to cruise the Mediterranean.

For more information about the Andersons or to buy copies of their book check out the couple’s website at