Heavy Weather Sailing

Heavy Weather Sailing

by PeterBruce (Author)


Heavy Weather Sailing has long reigned as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels. 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, Peter Cook, and Larry and Lin Pardey. Techniques for coping with heavy seas are explored, and new chapters have been added, giving advice on the use of storm sails, taking shelter in heavy weather, handling multihulls in storms and one on handling RIBs in high seas. Seasickness remedies are proposed, and a detailed analysis is given of the meteorological conditions leading up to a storm. 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. 'If you buy no other book for your voyage, buy this one' Pete Goss (renowned yachtsman and rescuer of Raphael Dinelli during the 1996/97 Vendee Globe) 'This book is an institution' Practical Boat Owner 'The ultimate survival handbook' Yachting World


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Edition: 6th Revised edition
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
Published: 30 May 2008

ISBN 10: 0713682434
ISBN 13: 9780713682434
Book Overview: Revised and expanded new edition of a legendary classic with new colour photos throughout Fascinating material based on first hand experiences and research Advice from contributors renowned for their specialist knowledge The established reference work on the subject of seamanship under gale conditions

Media Reviews
This book is the storm sailor's bible, an invaluable and indispensable resource for the adventurous yachtsman Yachting Monthly (July 2008) This book cannot be bettered for advice on coping with stormy weather and preparing for it Lymington Times (June 2008) 'Heavy Weather Sailing is probably the best preparation a sailor can make onshore ' Lloyds List, Sept 2008 'Heavy Weather Sailing has long reigned as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea for crews of any size. If ever there was a definitive book on the subject...this is it' RIB International, October 2008 ' It really is an essential addition to any serious cruiser's bookshelf ' The Main Sail.com, August 2008
Author Bio
After many years spent in the Royal Navy, Peter Bruce continues to spend much time at sea either racing, cruising or researching his pilotage books, based from his home in Lymington. He has achieved a string of victories in his own yachts, making him one of the top Corinthian skippers in the world. He has twice been in Britain's winning Admiral's Cup Team and has taken part with distinction in most of the Fastnet races since his first in 1961.