Handling Storms At Sea
The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing
- When the chips are down, when the wind and seas overpower your boat, when you can no longer make progress even under greatly reduced sail, should you heave-too? Run-off? Lie-a-hull? Deploy a sea anchor from your bow or a drogue from your stern? It's the debate that is never quite settled, th equestion that never seems to get a definitive answer, and no question looms larger to a sailor heading offshore.
Here at last is a clear, straightforward handbook of storm tactics. Hal Roth, one of the world's leading authorities on voyaging seamanship, weighs up each tactic and enables you to adapt your responses according to a storm's strength and your boat's behaviour.
Hardback, 288 pages, 195x339mm, b/w photos & diagrams.