Featuring world renonwned sailing expert John Rousmaniere. In this program, John Rousmaniere, sailing aboard a Hinckley Sou'wester sloop in the Caribbean 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, 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.