The Dashews...take a comprehensive look at the pros and cons of such subjects as heaving-to, running off ...using drogues...and equipment tests of safety gear...Some of the most gripping and useful reading comes in a 67-page section of interviews with top-level professional skippers and seamen, a wealth of seasoned info.
The Dashews aren't afraid to step on some toes ...The makers of safety gear ...touted for storm use won't be happy with field-test descriptions of ...breakdowns or malfunctions...Neither will believers in the "one-tactic-fits-all" approach to storm management. But the Dashews' frankness and open-mindedness is a considerable strength...After all, where dangerous weather is concerned, the more you know the more options you have, and the better your chances of weathering a storm. -- Tom Linskey, Editor, Sail Magazine, December 1999
...Excellent work - thank you...Worth 2x the price. D.H., Nashville, TN -- reader
...The best book on the subject I've ever seen...(A) very important addition to the growing literature targeted at bluewater sailing. -- John Bonds, Safety at Sea educator
An indispensable voyaging resource...With a wealth of stark photographs, and illustrative diagrams, Dashew digests heavy weather from every possible angle - human , mechanical, and meteorological - annotating his treatment by citing countless case studies of real boats in really horrific conditions. No aspect of or item on a typical voyaging sailboat is left unanalyzed. Tactics and storm procedures are outlined. Renowned professional skippers are interviewed and profiled. -- Blue Water Sailing, November/December 1999
Could ultimately save your life. -- Canadian Yachting, Winter 2000
I'm to race in the BT Global Challenge and am enjoying Surviving the Storm. It will come in handy. C.B., England -- reader
Readable as it is long and thorough. Surviving the Storm... makes for some of the most riveting and educational reading we've done in a long time...In addition to covering just about everything you could ever want to know about storm preparations, gear and tactics from those who have been through life-threatening storms, there are first person accounts of storm experiences from amateurs... It's fascinating reading. In addition, the book includes 540 dramatic photographs or illustrations. -- Latitude 38, October 1999
Surviving the Storm is the most sweeping manual on heavy-weather sailing I know. Encyclopedic in scope yet precise in analysis, it is extremely strong on the theories of seamanship and meteorology and also on actual practices in all types of boats. The Dashews...avoid careless overgeneralizing as they sympathetically examine how particular crews in particular boats handled particular storms. The Photographs and the accompanying schematic drawings showing how boats behave in big seas are worth the price of the book alone and demand careful study. -- John Rousmaniere, author, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship and Fastnet, Force 10
You can take a half-dozen different books on storm seamanship with you, or you can take Dashew's Surviving the Storm and have it all in one volume. Not only that, it's a good read when the wind isn't blowing. -- Gregory Jones, Editor, Sailing
You'll likely be a better seaman after finding yourself captivated by this book's fascinating and usually useful accounts of sailors who have been there. -- The Boating News, January 2000 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"Your storm book as expected is excellent." D.E., United Kingdom
"I am currently reading your book entitled "Surviving the Storm" and want you to know I think it is one of the most comprehensive books I've read thus far - more like a texbook than the typical books on rough wx sailing." F.J., Morris, IL
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"I was fortunate enough to receive both the Encyclopedia and Surviving the Storm for X-mas. Yea me. Both are hugely informative and exceptionally well done, my complements...Thanks for your time and expertise." E.S., Marina del Rey, CA
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"We recently purchased, Surviving the Storm...(We)find the comments and knowledge of those interviewed good food for thought. The interview format is a great idea. This book will be read again and again...Thanks again for a great book." H. & T.H., via e-mail
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