Desmond Fforde has had a long and distinguished seafaring career.
The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest).
“An inspirational and empowering read.”—Shailene Woodley
Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight.
Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love.
In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailingchampions show you how to:Find and choose a sailing schoolUse life jackets correctlyTie ten nautical knotsHandle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing aman overboard)Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beachGet your boat from point A to point B (and back again)Predict and respond to water and wind conditionsRead charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find yourposition at sea
Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on thewater is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speakto a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of theterminology you need to safely and effectively communicate withyour crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all inone, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives youthe skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and becomethe sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!
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.