Invaluable explanation of the Fastnet disaster,
This review is from: Fastnet Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing (Paperback)
I first read this book many years ago at the time I first owned a boat and started sailing, wanting to understand heavy weather sailing for the greater safety of my family. I had read two other books about the 1979 Fastnet and neither of them explained what had really happened: for example, why did some boats like Rousmaniere's come through unscathed while others were badly damaged and lost crew members?
Rousmaniere gives his analysis, markedly improving my understanding of the sea - and not just in storm conditions.