True stories of contemporary sailing disasters that will keep you alert and careful when you are on the water. . Suddenly Overboard tells stories about sailors who experienced catastrophes when least expecting them and who were rescued, or who died, or who lived to tell the tale simply by good luck. These tales will make you think "if these are the ways most sailors actually die, then what if I were in that situation?" These true-life stories are told in compelling, short narratives, with an insider's analysis of what contributed to the accidents so you know what not to do or what to look out for when you are on the water. You will learn important topics such as decision making under stress and the role of emotions in accident survival. The book also includes an exclusive interview with Gary Jobson, president of US Sailing.