Lying to a sea anchor

Submit Your Own Case Report

Have you been in a storm? Whether or not you used a drag device, please send us your experiences so that others can learn from them. The more reports we have, from as wide a range of vessels and conditions, the better we can draw consistent conclusions from them.

Please provide us with as much information as you can. If you wish us to withhold any details (for example, your own name or that of your boat) please just let us know.

There are multiple ways in which you can send us your report, for example:

  1. Fill in the online form below as fully as possible
  2. Download the form as a Word document, fill it in, and upload it.
  3. Download the form as a PDF document, print it out, fill it in by hand, then take a photo or scan of it and upload it.
  4. Write the report in longhand or just use your log entries, take a photo or scan of it and upload it using the form below.

Or any combination of the above.

Please also send us photos, videos, or even photos of your log entries!

NOTE: The form does have some required fields, even if you are uploading your report, please do fill in those fields (shown in red below). Normally we will also try to contact you with clarifying questions so that we can extract the maximum benefit out of your experience.

Thank you for your contribution to the DataBase! Every bit helps improve our understanding and knowledge of surviving the storms that nature throws at us.

Your Details:

Your Boat's Details

Sailing Vessels

Power Vessels
Rowing Boats

Drag Device Used

Rode Particulars

How and to what is your bridle attached? E.g. Are you using a custom chainplate?

Incident Details

Weather Details

Please upload any pictures or other documents. In particular, we would value a photo of the side of the boat, including keel if possible, and also a photo of how the bridle is attached to the boat.

Acceptable file types: doc,docx,pdf,txt,gif,jpg,jpeg,png,mp3,mp4,zip,rar.
Maximum file size: 2mb.

Statement of Release