Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing (6th Edition) by Peter Bruce

By Peter Bruce

The seamanship vintage you will have on-board while crusing in tough weather

Adlard Coles' Heavy climate Sailing offers you specialist recommendation for if you enterprise out of sight of land, no matter if for racing or cruising. It provides a transparent message of seamanlike layout beneficial properties, arrangements, and strategies so that you can think of opposed to the time while it comes directly to blow. It contains new how-to chapters on hurricane sails, taking safeguard, and handling multihulls in storms, plus exciting new bills of tangible hurricane encounters.

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This produced no discernible improvement in capsize resistance and, more surprisingly, only a marginal improvement in controllability when sailing downwind. A similar result, at least as far as capsize resistance goes, was found when the fin keel and traditional design were compared at the same weight and position of the centre of gravity. Neither design showed a discernible superiority, although of course the traditional design with its narrow beam and larger coachroof had a higher angle of vanishing stability, and therefore recovered more readily from the knockdown.

The IMS yacht, AFR Midnight Rambler, managed to avoid getting into trouble by displaying great skill. She also had the advantage of daylight; nevertheless, at the same time several roughly similar but larger designs were rolled and suffered severe structural damage. The 30-year-old design, Berrimilla, resolutely and intelligently crewed, found quite big trouble in the dark but somehow every time flipped upright and undamaged. The large, stiff, strong, well-preThe stricken VC Offshore Stand Aside with part of her coachroof ripped off.

6 406MHz EPIRBs should be the primary EPIRB. There should be one EPIRB per liferaft carried. HEAVY WEATHER SAILING 7 One waterproof handheld VHF should be carried in addition to the ship’s VHF. 8 Sheets of storm jibs and trysails should be permanently attached to the sail. 9 Four white parachute flares should be carried in addition to current flare requirements. 10 At least one of the ship’s batteries should be of the closed cell or gel type for the purpose of starting the engine after an inversion.

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