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Handling Storms At Sea

Author : Hal Roth
ISBN : 9780071643450
Genre : Reference
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The definitive guide to a critical, hotly debated topic How should a sailor cope with storms at sea? Some advocate heaving-to, others running off. Some say trail a sea anchor over the bow, others a drogue astern. The stakes in the discussion couldn’t be higher, or the consensus lower. Finally, preeminent sailor/author Hal Roth offers a practical strategy that can evolve and respond as storms grow stronger.

How To Get Started On Ocean Sailing

Author : Ted Repplier
ISBN : 9780595095643
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Ocean sailing know-how in a nutshell.

What To Do When Your Storm Strikes

Author : Guy G. Goodell
ISBN : 9781512788860
Genre : Religion
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What to Do When Your Storm Strikes is the result of many years of ministry and problem solving in churches, evangelism, education, and missionary work. The book is basically an exposition of Acts 27, a description of Pauls trip to Rome at the end of his life. It also includes details of the lives of Christians who faced a personal tragedy so great that it threatened their faith.

Heavy Weather Sailing

Author : Peter Bruce
ISBN : 0713682434
Genre : Heavy weather seamanship
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Heavy Weather Sailinghas longreigned as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms atsea aboard sailing and motor vessels. The book brings together a wealthof expert advice from many of the great sailors of the present,including fresh accounts of yachts overtaken by extreme weather, fromEwan Southby Tailyour, Alex Whitworth, Peter Cook, and Larry and LinPardey. Techniques for coping with heavy seas are explored, and newchapters have been added, giving advice on the use of storm sails,taking shelter in heavy weather, handling multihulls in storms and oneon handling RIBs in high seas. Seasickness remedies are proposed, and adetailed analysis is given of the meteorological conditions leading upto a storm. This is the definitive book for crews of any sizecontemplating voyages out of sight of land anywhere in the world,whether racing or cruising. It gives a clear message regarding thepreparations required, and the tactics to consider when it comes on toblow. 'If you buy no other book for your voyage, buy this one'Pete Goss (renowned yachtsman and rescuer of Raphael Dinelli during the 1996/97 Vendee Globe) 'This book is an institution'Practical Boat Owner 'The ultimate survival handbook' Yachting World

In Bed With The Atlantic

Author : Kitiara Pascoe
ISBN : 9781912177905
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Bed with the Atlantic is a travel memoir of a young woman, Kitiara Pascoe, as she goes from never having stepped on a yacht, to sailing over 18,000 miles – across the Atlantic, around the Caribbean and then back – in three years with her partner. At first, she was dogged by doubt, a belief that she wasn’t a ‘sailor’, never would be and that she was in no way capable of such an undertaking. She believed that the ocean was out to get her, that weather needed to be battled with and that she would forever be ruled by anxieties that plagued her. Woven into the narrative of the journey’s progression are stories from Kit’s childhood and life before the voyage, explaining her battles with anxiety and the feelings of being lost as a graduate in post-recession Britain. The book also relays her struggle with reconciling a life of travel with the expectations and experiences of those back home, at an age when most of her contemporaries were starting corporate careers and families. In her courage to leave everything she knows behind, she learns the history of the islands and their people, swims with turtles, explores strange cave systems, and learns to forage for food straight from the sea. But she also encounters hardships like running out of food and water, battling against storms, trying not to be struck by lightning, and discovering the crippling loneliness of sailing an ocean for months on end. Sailing back to the UK after three years Kit realises the colossal difference that sailing has made to her life and understanding of the world. She ponders how easy it is not to do something, to protect ourselves from risks and ridicule and everything that makes us uncomfortable. But now appreciates that it is only when we take the risk, that we get the reward and that we connect not just with the world at large, but also with ourselves.

Manual Of The Medical Department United States Navy

Author : United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
ISBN : UCAL:$B114579
Genre : Medicine, Naval
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Robotic Sailing 2016

Author : José C. Alves
ISBN : 9783319454535
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book contains selected papers that address a variety of topics related to the design, development and operation of unmanned and fully autonomous sailing boats. These papers were presented in the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference, in association with the 9th World Robotic Sailing Championship that took place in Viana do Castelo, Portugal from the 5th to 10th of September 2016. The book is divided in three parts, each focusing on key aspects of robotic sailing. The first part addresses the design, construction and validation of autonomous sailboat platforms, including their rigs, appendages and control mechanisms. The second part is devoted to the development of sensors and algorithms to enhance the performance of robotic sailing boats, in terms of their speed, course control and manoeuvring ability. Finally, the papers in the last part are dedicated to the improvement of behaviours required for the accomplishment of complex autonomous missions. Robotic sailing is a relatively new multidisciplinary area of research, with a recognized great potential for persistent ocean observation. Using the wind for boat propulsion is something mankind has been doing for centuries. Automating and optimizing the sailing process in the harsh marine environment is an ever present challenge which is now promising to bear fruit.

Illustrated Dictionary Of Cargo Handling

Author : Peter Brodie
ISBN : 9781317859703
Genre : Law
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This book gives readers a visual representation of all elements of maritime transport which relate to the handling and movement of cargo. This is particularly for the benefit of shore-based personnel who often do not get the opportunity to see first-hand how the cargoes they are working on are handled and moved. The book covers: • Ship types and the parts of ships relating to the handling and stowage of cargo • The cargoes themselves (including many bulk cargoes and heavy lifts) • Dedicated terminals and their equipment and accessories • Cranes • Container types • Port equipment, such as forklift trucks and accessories • Other handling equipment. There are about 800 terms and definitions, including over 200 new or expanded terms since the second edition.

Storm Tactics Handbook

Author : Larry Pardey
ISBN : 1929214871
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 55,000 miles. This has taken them as far north as Norway, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina and into the Pacific, around Cape Horn contrary to the prevailing winds then on a North Pacfic circuit. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them;

Lessons from Cape Horn,

An interview on storm survival and heaving to with the late Sir Peter Blake,

Heaving-to using a Gale Rider on 55 foot Morgan’s Cloud,

Adding Rudder Protection Stops.

Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, when to deploy para-anchors, tactics for avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.


Spain S Men Of The Sea

Author : Pablo E. Perez-Mallaina
ISBN : 0801881838
Genre : History
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In the sixteenth century, Spain's control over its vast New World empire depended on the sailors and officers who manned the galleons and merchant vessels of its Atlantic fleets. In Spain's Men of the Sea, Pablo E. Pérez-Mallaína paints a stunning portrait of daily life aboard the ships of the Spanish Main. With a novelist's eye for both detail and drama, Pérez-Mallaína evokes the golden age of seafaring in this thoroughly researched and generously illustrated account. Spain's Men of the Sea begins in Seville, the gateway to the New World. One of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, Seville attracted people and goods from around the world. From Seville, Pérez-Mallaína follows the Spanish fleets to the West Indies ports of San Juan de Ulda, Veracruz, Cartagena, Nombre de Dios, Portobelo, and Havana. He profiles the men and boys who went to sea—from the scions of seafaring dynasties and fugitives from justice to the orphans and destitute children apprenticed into service as cabin boys. Some signed on because of family tradition, more signed on because of the lure of New World treasure or simply to obtain free passage to the Americas. Most sailors were poorly paid, but the more enterprising among them supplemented their meager wages by small-scale trade or smuggling. Pérez-Mallaína also describes relations among the ship owners, officers, and crews, and traces the intervention of the Spanish government in disputes over pay and cases of insubordination and mistreatment. Pérez-Mallaína paints a bleak picture of life at sea and its physical and mental effect on seamen and passengers alike. The seafaring life was defined by cramped quarters, abominable food, seasickness, vermin infestation, and disease. More frightening still was the threat of shipwreck and assault by corsairs and pirates that accompanied all sea voyages. Not surprisingly, most sailors were highly superstitious, and Pérez-Mallaína closes his vivid study with an exploration of their unorthodox religious beliefs, which combined Christian and pagan elements. A significant contribution to maritime history, Spain's Men of the Sea also succeeds as a compelling tale of everyday life and death in the maritime community. "Pérez-Mallaína writes well and has an engaging sense of humor. The work is richly illustrated, and the illustrations, including many color plates, are well chosen . . . This book should appeal to all aficionados of the romance of the sea as well as to specialists in Spanish and Latin American colonial history."—Benjamin Keen, author of A History of Latin America

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