Survival stories




These are all true stories written by people who used a device of one kind or another to slow their boat down in life threatening storm conditions. If you have a similar story of your own, contact me and we'll be happy to post it here.




Extract from Sailing to Freedom. An extract from my favourite drogue survival story. It explains deployment of an old fashioned

cone drogue first from the bow then the stern



An article by Dr Hugh Owens entitled A spring Gale off Vancouver Island. Hugh does not use a drogue, instead he relies on clear thinking and seamanship, however he now carries one of our series drogues.



An article by Robin Knox Johnston about The Golden Globe Race when he first discovered the benefit of a drogue.


Extract from 'An Extreme Event', the compelling, true story of the tragic 1998 Sydney-Hobart Race by Debbie Whitmont