The definitive book for crews of any size contemplating voyages out of the sight of land anywhere in the world, this new edition includes new thinking on a variety of aspects of heavy weather handling, and recent heavy weather experiences from around the world. Foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
After many years spent in the Royal Navy, Peter Bruce continues to spend much time at sea racing, cruising or researching his pilotage books. 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. He has been revising Heavy Weather Sailing for over 23 years.
If you buy no other book for your voyage, buy this one. * Pete Goss
This book is an institution. * Practical Boat Owner *
The ultimate survival handbook. * Yachting World *
Now in its 7th edition, it has lost none of its magic. Nor has it lost its authority. A book written by experts. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who finds themselves irresistibly drawn towards the sea. It should be on every offshore yacht sailor's list of must-read books. -- Paul Boissier, RNLI Chief Executive * Lifeboat *
There is much that is new here, and so beautifully explored and explained that the prudent mariner will no more ignore it than neglect the latest weather forecast. * Hugh Marriott *
The bible on surviving storms at sea. This has always been an invaluable book for offshore sailors - and now, up to date, it is even more so. Highly recommended. * Sailing Today *
An essential survival handbook for anyone contemplating a voyage out of sight of land, Heavy Weather Sailing should be required reading for sailors in every junior big boat program. * WindCheck (US) *