This is a book for all crews contemplating voyages out of sight of land anywhere in the world, whether racing or cruising, giving a clear message of the sort of preparations necessary. It brings a welter of advice on parachute sea anchors, and drogues, a treatise on every sick remedy known to man, a pertinent blue print for those in command and a ...Read MoreThis is a book for all crews contemplating voyages out of sight of land anywhere in the world, whether racing or cruising, giving a clear message of the sort of preparations necessary. It brings a welter of advice on parachute sea anchors, and drogues, a treatise on every sick remedy known to man, a pertinent blue print for those in command and a chance to upgrade one's meteorological skill.Read Less
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Although this is still considered the "bible" for heavy weather sailing it is very dated and concentrated overly on the weather forecasting aspects rather than sailing techniques.
Jan 10, 2012
Interesting and Informative
Gives you a good idea of what to try and what not to try in heavy weather. Interesting stories of actual events with analysis of the results with suggestions for other tactics that may have been employed in the situation.
Jun 23, 2011
For the sailor who can hold his cookies
This is one of those books you need when you are out there with the elements. Learn how to handle yourself and the boat and survive a storm...
Aug 19, 2010
Classic book for sailors
Bought to replace a copy lent but not returned. An essential work for any sailor's bookshelf.
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