Heavy Weather Sailing 7th edition

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Adlard Coles #ad - 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.

For 50 years heavy weather sailing has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels. 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.

This is the seventh updated edition, edited by racing yachtsman Peter Bruce, ensuring that in its 50th year the book remains as relevant and as essential as it has been for the previous five decades. 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.

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.

Heavy Weather Sailing 7th edition #ad - 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. Since then technology may have improved, but the weather certainly hasn't. It gives a clear message regarding the preparations required, and the tactics to consider when it comes on to blow.

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Storm Tactics: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition

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Paradise Cay Publications #ad - Not knowing how to heave-to in bad weather is as inexcusable as not knowing red, right, return. The companion dvd, Storm Tactics is also available through Amazon. Highly readable stories of the Pardeys encounters with storms, and of experiences related by several other modern sailors, help illustrate and expand the points made in this book.

In a storm at sea, luck is highly biased toward the sailor who has a plan. Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 35, 000 miles. This has taken them as far north as norway, twice across the Atlantic, around Cape Horn against the prevailing winds, south to Argentina, into the Pacific, and then on a circuit of the North Pacific.

Storm Tactics: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition #ad - New material includes: lessons from cape horn an interview with the late sir peter blake, avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms, choosing storm gear, building and using storm staysails, deploying para-anchors, on storm survival and heaving-to Heaving-to using a Galerider on 55-foot Morgan s Cloud Adding rudder protection stops Discussions on avoiding chafe, and many more have been expanded to answer many questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

. Mario vittone, a U. S. There is only one storm tactic that has the ability to sap the power of breaking seas, they explain. Coast guard rescue swimmer for 14 years, in an unsolicited testimony, wrote: I have been on several rescues and heard of many more that would have been completely unnecessary if the sailboat captains aboard would have.

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Sailing a Serious Ocean CREATIVE MATH SUPPLEMENT

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean. Dallas murphy, author of rounding the hornafter sailing 300, 000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. Through his personal stories, navigating the ocean, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, planning your route, outfitting with the right gear, and understanding the nuances of life at sea.

Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable—water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you. His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to handle any situation—even heavy weather.

Sailing a Serious Ocean CREATIVE MATH SUPPLEMENT #ad - . John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. Now you can take a seat next to John--at a lesser cost--and get the knowledge you need to fulfill your own dream of blue-water adventure. In sailing a serious ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them.

John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. I know you'll want to read more after you finish Sailing a Serious Ocean.

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Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques

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Adlard Coles #ad - Their boat handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, navigation, sail handling, preferably with the minimum of physical effort to conserve energy. But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew.

This book is therefore a first, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, original, anchoring, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, highly effective and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast.

Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques #ad - This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

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The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - The appearance of such a new voice is something of an event, and that’s what we’d call the publication of The Voyager’s Handbook. Blue water sailing this inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life. Managing life from a floating home and keeping that home livable, doctor, the ship’s purser, seaworthy, and safe requires you to become, cook, among other things, engineer, and cruise director.

Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles—Simplicity, and Highlife—Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, Moderation, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. This exquisitely detailed guide also helps you master the skills you’ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, The Voyager’s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, preparing for, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, including Weather forecasting Passage planning Watchkeeping Heavy-weather sailing Emergency management Midocean repairs Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for quick reference, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas.

The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising #ad - You’ll discover how to prepare for these new roles and put necessary equipment and arrangements in place before you untie your docklines. Belongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel. Blue water sailing “if you are serious about that extended voyage, read The Voyager’s Handbook. Sailing “every now and then a new voice emerges in the world of sailing literature that stands out, a voice that is both clear and of lasting quality.

Starting with the things you can’t do without—an enthusiastic crew, of course, how to choose the right boat for you, and, money—Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, a seaworthy boat, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent.

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Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the Freedom of Ocean Voyaging

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Adlard Coles #ad - With hundreds of thousands of nautical miles under his keel, a narrow escape from a coup in Yemen, with challenging crossings of the Atlantic and the Pacific, an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize as well as more serene, John's adventures have taken him several times around the world, introspective passages where trade winds are blowing and stories are flowing.

To live adventurously is to live more fully, and that is the life John Kretschmer continues to live. In this book he shares his simple profundities that will inspire those who live to sail, and those seeking something more rewarding from life. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life.

Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the Freedom of Ocean Voyaging #ad - Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspiring, his deeply personal account is a welcome reminder of the good life waiting at sea. He truly believes we find out who we really are, when we find a place where time changes shape – days may merge into one another, and what we are capable of, far from the shackles of land, but minutes are memorable.

His crew has included ceos, actors, kids – in essence, writers, teachers, everyone. John's narrative is interwoven with practical tips and advice in seamanship, and just as importantly, but also, his hard-won insights about making the most of our lives. John kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher – as much a doer as a thinker.

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The Long Way

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Sheridan House #ad - Not once had he touched land. The long way is bernard moitessier's own incredible story of his participation in the first Golden Globe Race, a solo, Leeuwin, non-stop circumnavigation rounding the three great Capes of Good Hope, and the Horn. Then, nearing the finish, moitessier pulled out of the race and sailed on for another three months before ending his 37, 455-mile journey in Tahiti.

For seven months, doldrums, the veteran seafarer battled storms, knock-downs, gear-failures, as well as overwhelming fatigue and loneliness.

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Storm Proofing your Boat, Gear, and Crew

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#ad - And, in order not to be panicked, you need to be fully, properly prepared. It says parachute retrieval is extremely dangerous. Most voyages fail at the dock. Don’t allow lack of offshore storm preparation to scuttle your cruising dreams before they’re fully launched. Denying their existence or pretending you will never intersect is silly.

This book is aimed at frugal, safety-conscious cruising couples with few pennies and large dreams aboard small vessels on big oceans. The prudent mariner must control his vessel’s speed and angle to the wind and seas. It’s all basic, do-able stuff. Storm survival isn’t rocket science. Can’t afford a fancy parachute sea anchor? Then consider the lowly, widely available automobile tire—even a discarded retread will do.

Heavy weather management is simple—there are only two basic rules. It says you should never lay-to or scud. There’s nothing complicated about these concepts. This book covers everything the offshore sailor needs to know about vessel preparation, ultimately, deploying a parachute-type sea anchor and, towing slowing drogues, reducing sail, reefing, hanging to a Jordan Series Drogue.

Storm Proofing your Boat, Gear, and Crew #ad - It cautions against any “running set” in mature seas. What about a tennis ball? what do drag queens have to do with it? do what with burst fenders? when should you happily and gratefully discard the $2, step-by-step, 000 worth of storm gear you just purchased? What are the two basic choices as a hurricane approaches? From where do you step into a life raft?This book shows you, how to survive a large storm aboard a small vessel on a big ocean—and at the cost of mini-bucks.

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Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual: Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - More than 2, 500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure. This must-have guide saves you time, money, and repair your boat’s diesel engine put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, sail covers, maintain, and trim Make and repair sails, and grief as you learn the fastest, awnings, dodgers, wood, spars, sailbags, most effective ways to: Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system Troubleshoot, deck, easiest, and bimini tops .

Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton's diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.

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Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better. It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book. From the foreword by bruce schwab the only bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide.

Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Singlehander andrew evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, tips, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching.

Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics #ad - Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather.

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Becoming a Sailor: A Singlehand Sailing Adventure

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#ad - An immersive non-fiction adventure story, "Becoming a Sailor" captures the scene as one would experience it. Still he was not certain about many things, including his ability, the ability of the vessel, and whether or not he could sleep in 20 minute increments for three or four days at a time. Manta rays, goliath grouper, dolphin, sharks, and many colorful reef fish move in and out of the story.

Becoming a sailor" also goes into technical detail about the repairs and additions to Sobrius, a 1972 Dufour Arpege, as well as the techniques the author had to learn in order to sail singlehanded on multi-day passages. The narrative moves back and forth in time, from tampa Bay to The Dry Tortugas, then Miami, from the author's adventures leading up to the purchase of Sobrius to the final journey, singlehanded, and finally to St Augustine.

Becoming a Sailor: A Singlehand Sailing Adventure #ad - They will feel the cold water hit them in the face when waves crash into the little sailboat. All the unknowns of a first singlehanded voyage lead to a fascinating experience which is shared with vivid description of both scene and mind in this gripping tale of adventure at sea. The reader will surf big waves in puerto rico, freedive into underwater caves in Florida, visit the remote Venezuelan outpost of Isla Aves, explore a huge and abandoned 1800's fort in the Florida Straits.

Fear is here for us to face, and adventure waits on the other side. They will dive in the clear waters of The Bahamas and see the ancient and cavernous coral around which swim schools of blue tang, majestic queen angelfish, and the upside-down royal gramma.

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