The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site

Introduction—We Need A System

Welcome to our Heavy Weather Tactics Online Book.

In the coming chapters I will write about storm survival gear, but not just gear. Just buying gear will not make us safe at sea. How we install that gear, practice using it, and how and when we deploy it, is as at least as important.

So let’s start with some thoughts on why preparation before we are offshore in a gale is so important.

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Ali Yuksel

I just can’t find words enough to express my gratitude for sharing with us in such an organized way everything a sailor/cruiser seeks to learn from boat design to storm tactics refined through extensive real world experience and detailed down to a latch design for a companionway board. Thank you…