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Over 130 Documented Case HistoriesHow best to survive a storm at sea? This book separates fact from fiction by extracting critical insights from a large number of observations - the essence of the scientific method. It analyzes the evidence and dataMoreOver 130 Documented Case HistoriesHow best to survive a storm at sea? This book separates fact from fiction by extracting critical insights from a large number of observations - the essence of the scientific method. It analyzes the evidence and data contained in more than 130 meticulously documented case histories to help you make more informed decisions in heavy weather offshore.2014 edition, this is basically the 4th edition, but updated with new links and resources, and ported to the Kindle format for the first time. The DDDB having been out of print for over a decade has now been taken over by Noel Swanson, with Victor Shanes full blessing.-Over ninety documented case histories relating to the use of parachute type sea anchors by monohulls, multihulls and powered vessels in heavy weather.-Over thirty-eight documented case histories relating to the use of various drogues by monohulls and multihulls in heavy weather.-All types of sea anchors covered, including Para-Tech, Shewmon, conical devices, converted aerial parachutes and Naval Ordnance BUORDs.-All types of drogues covered, including Delta, Galerider, Seabrake and Jordan Series Drogue.This edition contains several files relating to the Queens Birthday Storm, new files relating to the use of the Jordan-concept series drogue, heavy weather files from Sir Peter Blake and numerous other well-known sailors. Endorsed by renowned safety experts from around the world, among them Captain John B. Bonds, executive director of U.S. Sailing, Peter Bruce, editor of Heavy Weather Sailing, Earl R. Hinz, author of Understanding Sea Anchors and Drogues, Donald Jordan, progenitor of the Series Drogue and Barry Deakin of the Wofson Unit of the University of Southampton.Compiled, documented and written by Victor Shane, edited by Noel Swanson. Foreword by Lin & Larry Pardey and a Preface by Earl R. Hinz. Over 130 documented case histories, copiously illustrated. Seven useful appendixes, including a comprehensive Offshore Checklist and Multihull Capsize Protocol and Bibliography.Weather you are in a sailing yacht, power boat or even row boat, dont put out to sea without reading this first!