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Heavy Weather Sailing 7th edition Kindle Edition
The book brings together a wealth of expert advice from many of the great sailors of the present, including fresh accounts of yachts overtaken by extreme weather, from Ewan Southby-Tailyour, Alex Whitworth and Peter Cook to Larry and Lin Pardey. It also includes a new Foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Britain's most high profile yachtsman of the past 50 years.
The expert advice section has been updated in line with current thinking, and there has been a major update to the chapter focusing on the use of storm sails as well as to the use of drag devices. The technique of taking refuge has been reviewed and updated, and the chapters dealing with preparations for heavy weather and its effect on yacht design have been overhauled. These revisions ensure that Heavy Weather Sailing is as relevant, useful and instructive for today's sailor venturing offshore as it ever was – perhaps more so in the light of tragic disasters like the loss of the Cheeky Raffiki mid-Atlantic on a delivery trip after her season racing in the Caribbean.
This is the definitive book for crews of any size contemplating voyages out of sight of land anywhere in the world, whether racing or cruising. It gives a clear message regarding the preparations required, and the tactics to consider when it comes on to blow.
This book is an institution. (Practical Boat Owner)
The ultimate survival handbook. (Yachting World)
Now in its 7th edition, it has lost none of its magic. Nor has it lost its authority. A book written by experts. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who finds themselves irresistibly drawn towards the sea. It should be on every offshore yacht sailor's list of must-read books. (Paul Boissier, RNLI Chief Executive Lifeboat)
There is much that is new here, and so beautifully explored and explained that the prudent mariner will no more ignore it than neglect the latest weather forecast. (Hugh Marriott)
The bible on surviving storms at sea. This has always been an invaluable book for offshore sailors - and now, up to date, it is even more so. Highly recommended. (Sailing Today)
An essential survival handbook for anyone contemplating a voyage out of sight of land, Heavy Weather Sailing should be required reading for sailors in every junior big boat program. (WindCheck (US)) --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B01FA84YL2
- Publisher : Adlard Coles; 7th edition (16 June 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 146318 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 388,572 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The 2nd half is a series of highly readable accounts by people who have come through storms. Each one is followed by an interesting commentary by the lead author, drawing out some of the key points. I liked his writing style: he was generous and courteous when alluding, in hingsight, to mistakes made during these storms.