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by John Rousmaniere

eBook Fastnet Force 10 download ISBN: 0851774245
Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical; 2Rev Ed edition (1987)
Language: English
Pages: 288
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is still the best single source of those lessons, in my view. John Rousmaniere is a well known sailing writer who knows whereof he writes.

is still the best single source of those lessons, in my view. Thanks for a great book and a lifetime of caring for those who go down to the sea in ships. John Bonds, Safety-at-sea expert and former director of the . Sailing Association and the . Naval Academy sailing program. I reread Fastnet, Force 10 for at least the fourth time, with pleasure and admiration, as always. He was aboard one of the yachts in the 1979 Fastnet Race when they were struck by the worst storm in the history of competitive sailing.

John Rousmaniere is an American writer and author of 30 historical. technical, and instructional books on sailing, yachting history, New York history, business history, and the histories of clubs, businesses, and other organizations

John Rousmaniere is an American writer and author of 30 historical. technical, and instructional books on sailing, yachting history, New York history, business history, and the histories of clubs, businesses, and other organizations. An authority on seamanship and boating safety, he has conducted tests of equipment and sailing skills, and led or participated in fact-finding inquiries into boating accidents.

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3 quotes from John Rousmaniere: 'Several years later, I received a letter from a young Englishman

3 quotes from John Rousmaniere: 'Several years later, I received a letter from a young Englishman. He said that his father had died in the race, he knew not how or why. He had come across Fastnet, Force 10 in a library and now he understood. Now, he wrote, it was time for him to sail his own Fastnet and finish the race that his father had completed. Several years later, I received a letter from a young Englishman.

Fastnet, force 10". by. Rousmaniere, John. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. - John Bonds, Safety-at-sea expert and former director of the . Naval Academy sailing program "I reread Fastnet, Force 10 for at least the fourth time, with pleasure and admiration, as always.

His book Fastnet, Force 10 was hailed as A narrative worthy of the best sea literature. Stuart Woods said about After the Storm, No one writes about the violence of the sea better than John Rousmaniere. Descended from a French soldier who fought in the American Revolution, Rousmaniere lives in New York City with his wife, Leah Ruth Robinson. He takes special pleasure racing in classic wooden boats, cruising across the Gulf Stream in more modern ones, and exploring marshes with his grandchildren in a small catboat.

Fastnet Force 10 ISBN:9780393032567. Издательство: "Неизвестный" (1980). 1979 Fastnet race - The 1979 Fastnet race was the twenty eighth Fastnet race, a yachting race competition held since 1925, generally every two years

Fastnet Force 10 ISBN:9780393032567. См. также в других словарях: Fastnet race - The Fastnet race is a famous offshore yachting race. It is considered one of the classic offshore races. It takes place every two years over a course of 608 miles. 1979 Fastnet race - The 1979 Fastnet race was the twenty eighth Fastnet race, a yachting race competition held since 1925, generally every two years. In 1979, it was the climax of the five race Admiral s Cup competition, as it had been since 1957.

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Comments: (7)
Efmprof
John Rousmaniere is a well known sailing writer who knows whereof he writes. He was aboard one of the yachts in the 1979 Fastnet Race when they were struck by the worst storm in the history of competitive sailing. The weather forecast was not for severe weather although the English Channel and the Western Approaches have been known for bad weather since the Armada in 1588. The D-Day invasion was delayed one day and almost called off by a June storm. This storm was actually rather small but intense and its significance was not recognized in time to avoid the catastrophic effect on the smaller boats in the fleet. Rousmaniere was a watch captain on a large and strong Swan built yacht that survived the storm with little damage but a hairy experience for the crew. The smaller boats were "caught out" as the storm hit before they reached the Fastnet Rock where they could run for home. Some wiser skippers dropped out early but many waited too long or were too far from shelter when it hit during the night. After the event was over, Rousmaniere returned to interview survivors from the most badly damaged boats. His account is the best we will have and is still a classic to put beside Adlard Coles' "Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing, Sixth Edition or the later editions by Peter Bruce, Heavy Weather Sailing, 30th Anniversary Edition. Rousmaniere's book should be in every offshore sailor's library.
Banal
An excellent review of the tragic Fastnet race, tamping down criticism of the sailors who died or were separated from their boats. Rousmaniere's writing uneven, sometimes a bit stiff, an academic sort of approach, but in other places it becomes colorful and personal. All in all, a good and valuable read for anyone interested in ocean sailing.
salivan
From reading Perfect Storm two years ago I have started reading adventure stories at sea. This is a fascinating race in extreme conditions which the author describes very well based on his first hand knowledge. But he also analyzes what went wrong and where the blame should be placed if anywhere. The pictures are exceptional and this is an excellent read with a few slow spots.
However, it is not my favorite sailing adventure. That would be Fatal Storm, the Inside Story of the Sydney-Hobart race. While it may not have taught as much, the stories were more in-depth and mesmerizing.
This book has historical importance from a sailing perspective as it was one of the first races of the modern era with catastrophic results and much was learned for equipment development. A must read for sailors and adventure junkies. Also good for someone wanting to learn about the technical side of racing and weather.
Dorizius
Sent to my Father as a gift, he is enjoying the read!
As I used to crew on one of the sailboats that was in this dangerous race.
Nilarius
This reviewer was introduced to the story of the Fastnet race of 1979 from the book "The Proving Ground" by G. Bruce Knecht. "Fastnet, Force 10," however, was not as enjoyable for this reader as was the "The Proving Ground." Author John Rousmaniere definitely knows his stuff. He was a participant in the race on the yacht "Toscana." In fact, there is so much technical jargon and expertise in this book regarding types of sails, the effects of a boat's speed, and the shapes of waves, etc. as to make the book quite the challenge for the layreader who is not familiar with sailing. As another reviewer noted, "Fastnet, Force 10" is a more interesting read for a yachtman who already understands the basics of sailing equipment and technology.

The subject, itself, is riveting and gut-wrenching. The Fastnet is a biannual yacht race from the southwest coastline of England (starting from Cowes), round Land's End and across the Celtic Sea, past the southwest coast of Ireland and ending at Plymouth. It is 608 nautical miles. The race in August 1979 was met by a violent storm with gale force 10 winds. Rescue efforts involved some 4,000 people and cost approximately $770,000. Only 85 of 303 yachts that started the race finished and 15 men were killed. The way the story is presented in "Fastnet, Force 10," however, makes it a surprisingly arduous read.

The organization of the book made the story less compelling in this reviewer's opinion. It begins with the trials of the yacht "Grimalkin." It follows the yacht from pre-race preparations, troubles experienced when the storm hits, the loss of the skipper, the abandonment of two crew members left for dead by three of the survivors, and the rescue after one of the sailors still on the "Grimalkin" dies. The "Grimalkin" story ends at page 64 and will be revisited by page 253. Then the story shifts to the author's yacht, the "Toscana." After the experience of the "Toscana," the author skips to other ships, then to a history of boating deaths, details the use of different types of sails, factors that determine the size and shape of waves, the work of the lifeboat crews (particularly coxswain Matt Lethbridge), etc. The story did not have cohesion. The book finishes with the aftermath of the tragic storm including the media's response. The controversial comments made by Ted Turner, who was a participant in the race, are closely examined. It wasn't a book that kept this reader's interest, but a book to toil through to the end.

The point made in "The Proving Ground" is that the 1979 Fastnet race proved a lesson to the participants in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart race in staying with one's yacht unless it was certain to sink. It was believed that some of the fatalities of the Fastnet race was due to crewmen leaving their ships for life rafts prematurely, considering the yachts abandoned remained afloat. Curiously, this subject was only touched on briefly by Rousmaniere towards the end of the book on pages 236-238 and, using quotes of fellow Fastnet competitors, on pages 254 and 258. The author does not give a clear opinion on the subject, though he appears to side with those who believed it was the right decision to leave their boats ("...critics chose to ignore available evidence that the life rafts did save many sailors"--pg. 238).

The book is illustrated throughout, including close-up photos of rescue efforts. It definitely offers a plethora of information about the 1979 Fastnet race as well as expert insight into what the crews went through. Technical details on sailing and weather conditions, however, may bog down the reading for those with little to no knowledge of the subject.
Rgia
A thorough and detailed report on a sailboat race reaching out to the east eastern approaches to England which ran headlong into a force 10 storm.
lifestyle
Excellent account. It helps to understand the mentality of those who would set out to sea and attack a storm head on trusting their skills and strength to overcome and endure. Some lost the battle. Those that survived know they will never face a greater challenge. A good account of seamanship, bravery, human will, and for some some questionable judgement calls. It has changed the approach that many sailors take to those life and death situations that they may face on the open ocean.
Once I started reading I could not put the book down. I was hooked from the get go and read it as fast as I could.

I remember when I was a kid and the race made headlines and about every coverpage across magazines and newspaper in Europe. The race rewrote the chapter of boat and crew safety for sailing.
This and "Heavy weather sailing" are imho the two must read books for everyone who puts a foot on a boat.