I've been watching the "Annapolis Book of Seamanship" DVD series with John Rousmaniere. I know John pops in here every once in a while and I wanted to say thanks for a great series. Really helpful.
Having him frame safety considerations in light of the Fastnet disaster about which he wrote in Fastnet Force 10 (another great read) really puts things in perspective.
Rent this series.
It's so great to have such experienced sailors around willing to teach us new sailors.
thanks for te heads-up ... just checked and it is available on netflix (vol 1 streaming even)