Heavy Weather Sailing
by Bruce, Peter; Foreword By Robin Knox-Johnston
7th ed. For 50 years, "Heavy Weather Sailing" has been the standard reference for seamanship in gale conditions, with input by such renowned sailors as Ewan Southby-Tailyour, Alex Whitworth, Lin and Larry Pardey, and Peter Cook. Racing yachtsman Peter Bruce has edited this new edition, which includes updates to the "Expert Advice" section to reflect current tactics, strategies, and best practices. Also revised is the "Taking Refuge" advice and the chapters on preparing for rough weather and the effects of rough weather on yacht design–particularly to reflect lessons learned from recent incidents such as the 2014 loss of the Beneteau 40.7 "Cheeki Rafiki" and her crew.