"Superb program, Rousmaniere is a natural teacher" - Cruising World"Will help Sailors be more confident and even enjoy sailing in heavy weather" - Gary Jobson. Many sailors anxieties about sailing in winds stronger than 20 knots will be eased when they learn the lessons taught in this fast-paced and highly informative DVD about going out when the winds are strong and the seas are high. In this program, host-demonstrator John Rousmaniere shows the modern techniques and equipment for mastering tough conditions so that the experience becomes more enjoyable and less fearful. Maneuvers are demonstrated with detailed close-ups and animated graphics. Subjects covered include:Boat and crew preparation. How to avoid falling overboard. Storm tactics, including heaving to and drogue deployment. Trimming and shortening sails in fresh, strong and gale winds. Plus exciting footage from the Whitbread Round The World Race.