Online Book:

Lessons from Losses at Sea

Includes FREE Introductory Chapter (scroll down)

It is tempting, when faced with the news of the total loss of a yacht, to metaphorically cover our ears and close our eyes until the news fades away—it is also a huge mistake.

In this book I look at the loss of several yachts and what we can learn from each.

Table of Contents:

Loss of Yacht “Tao”

Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Simpson, USCC

Analysis of the abandonment of the French yacht "Tao". The disaster started with a capsize, as yacht losses so often do. And while researching the weather at the time, I discovered something interesting...

“Cheeki Rafiki” Report Misses An Opportunity to Make Boats Safer

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Free Introductory Chapter I would be the first to commend the authors of the report on their diligence in analyzing the capsize of the Beneteau First 40.7 "Cheeki Rafiki" and the tragic loss of four lives.

Having said that I believe said report failed the offshore sailing community in its recommendations. Here are my thoughts on what we need to do to prevent another tragedy in the future.