Into the Storm

Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race

 Into the Storm

Author: Dennis N.T. Perkins
Pub Date: November 2012
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814431986
Page Count: 288
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814431603

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. At The Edge

2. Introduction

3. The Challenge

4. My Hobart

5. A Note to the Skipper

Part One: The Story of the AFR Midnight Rambler and the Everest of Ocean Racing

6. The Everest of Ocean Racing

7. The Boats and Sailors

8. The Patriarch

9. From Cockatoo Island to the Bass Strait

10. The Birth of the Ramblers

11. Rogue Wave

12. A One-Off Boat

13. Polishing the Stove

14. The Aussie Competition

15. The Big Yank Tank

16. A, B, or C

17. And They’re Away!

18. His Moment

19. Smokin'

20. Temporary Humility

21. Storm Warning

22. Hard or Squishy

23. Shot Out of a Canon

24. Angels on Winches

25. Hell on White Water

26. Sharing the Helm

27. Out of Control

28. General Mayday

29. Listen to That

30. Tack the … Boat

31. A Commanding Position

32. A Thousand Years

33. Go the Rambler!

34. Aftermath/Wake of the Storm

35. Blue Water, Short Ocean: The Rambler's Record of Continuing Success

Part Two: Critical Strategies for Teamwork at The Edge

36. Introduction to Teamwork at The Edge

37. Team Unity—Make the Team the Rock Star

38. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare—Remove all Excuses for Failure

39. Relentless Learning—Build a Gung Ho Culture of Learning and


40. Eliminate Friction—Step up to Conflict: Deal with the Things that Slow

You Down

41. Balanced Optimism—Find and Focus on the Winning Scenario

42. Calculated Risk—Be Willing to Sail into the Storm

43. Constant Connection—Shout over the Noise of the Wind and Waves

44. Step into the Breach—Find Ways to Share the Helm

45. Practiced Resilience—Master the Art of Rapid Recovery

46. Tenacious Creativity—Never Give Up: There's Always Another Move

Part Three: Putting the AFR Midnight Rambler's Lessons to Work in Your Team

47. Critical Teamwork Skills Survey

48. Questions for Reflection and Discussion

49. Further Reading about Exceptional Teamwork

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