Perhaps some additional reading might be:
1. Tartan association site- which has posts by Russ Comb of Hygelig and his
experiences with being hove-to in a storm, using para tech anchors and drogues (including the loss of one).
T27Owners : Tartan 27 Owners Yahoo Group
2. James Baldwin discusses parachutes on his Atom site.
3. The loss of the boat Puffin off of New Caledonia and the owner's
first hand experience as expressed in an archived letter to Latitude 38.
Changes in Latitudes