Description Heavy Weather Sailing de John Rousmaniere:
If you're ever caught in a strong wind at sea, here is the information you need, packaged for instant access and on-board use. This guide from foremost seamanship expert John Rousmaniere is a security blanket for all sailors. This laminated fold-out guide provides remarkably thorough coverage of its topic in a durable, weatherproof, convenient, instantly accessible and highly graphic format. "Heavy Weather Tactics" will enable the sailor to: prepare for heavy weather before it arrives- monitor approaching gales on the radio, the internet, and on deck, and take appropriate action to avoid them- know when to reef, when to heave-to, when to run off before the wind, and when to resort to a sea anchor or drogue- choose the response that's best suited to the boat and crew- and execute each tactic effectively and safely.
John Rousmaniere is a national authority on sailing and seamanship, a household name among boaters, and a first-rate writer by any standard. He is the author of 18 books, including Fastnet, Force 10 (W.W. Norton), which has sold nearly 100,000 copies since 1980, and The Annapolis Book of Seamanship (Simon