For leisure reading, Total Loss is highly recommended. For anyone going offshore, it should be required reading.
(Sailing and Yachting
)A collection of 40 firsthand accounts of yacht losses at sea with a summary of the lessons to be learned, the stories will make the reader a better, or a retired, sailor.
About the Author
Paul Gelder is the editor of Yachting Monthly and has sailed thousands of miles in a variety of boats. He has written two books on round the world yacht races, The Loneliest Race and InterSpray's Race Around the World. He is no stranger to misfortune afloat. His boat, appropriately called Phoenix, a 30-ft trimaran, was blown ashore in a gale and rebuilt after being declared a total loss by the insurers.