Heavy Weather Sailing

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Since this book was first published in 1967, it has become the standard work on seamanship under gale conditions. Over 100,000 copies have been printed in the English language, and there are editions in French, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, and Spanish. This much-expanded edition is the first thorough revision in 16 years. Twenty new chapters from expert contributors on both sides of the Atlantic cover modern hull shapes and rigs, the latest gear and strategies for outlasting storms at sea, and advances in ...
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Overview

Since this book was first published in 1967, it has become the standard work on seamanship under gale conditions. Over 100,000 copies have been printed in the English language, and there are editions in French, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, and Spanish. This much-expanded edition is the first thorough revision in 16 years. Twenty new chapters from expert contributors on both sides of the Atlantic cover modern hull shapes and rigs, the latest gear and strategies for outlasting storms at sea, and advances in weather knowledge. There are also chapters on powerboat and multihull management in heavy weather. And the material carried over from the third edition remains as gripping and useful as ever. Under such titles as "September Hurricane" and "Twice Rolled Over," they tell spine-tingling-we-were-there stories followed by postmortems analyzing which gear and tactics worked and which didn't. With the aid of the comprehensive index, the sailor of a vessel designed and equipped to the standards of the 1990s will be ready for any weather. If ever there were a definitive volume, based on a lifetime's cruising and racing, and profiting from the knowledge of experienced yachtsmen and organizations, this is it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877423362
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/15/1992
  • Edition description: 4th ed.
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 424

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1 Heavy Weather Experiences
1 North Sea Gale 3
2 Pooped for the First Time 12
3 The Gale off the Casquets 19
4 Starting Ocean Racing 25
5 Santander Race Storm 37
6 Three More Gales 50
7 Gulf Stream Storm 59
8 Pooped in the Atlantic 69
9 Return from La Coruna 77
10 A Race to Cork 85
11 Storm in the English Channel 90
12 The Fastnet Gales of 1957 109
13 Swell East of Ushant 120
14 Other Fastnet Gales 125
15 Bermuda Race Gales 134
16 Biscay Gales 139
17 Mediterranean Mistral 147
18 Twice Rolled Over 156
19 September Hurricane 164
20 Survival Storms 1938-1985 174
21 The 1979 Fastnet 194
22 1984 South African Storm 207
23 At Sea in the Great Storm of October 1987 212
24 Force 12 in the North Atlantic 230
Pt. 2 Expert Advice
25 Yacht Design Features for Heavy Weather 240
26 Rig & Spar Considerations for Heavy Weather 250
27 Motor Yachts in Heavy Weather 258
28 Multihull Design for Heavy Weather 274
29 Preparations for Heavy Weather 289
30 The Meteorology of Heavy Weather 303
31 Wind Waves 332
32 The Stability of Yachts in Large Breaking Waves 352
33 Design and Use of Drogues in Heavy Weather 368
34 Heavy Weather Clothing 378
35 Seasickness 385
36 Heavy Weather Tactics 391
Index 407
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