Tony Curphey, lifetime honorary member of the Nicholson 32 Association, has sailed thousands of miles alone across the oceans. Most recently in the Longue Route, sailing his Nicholson 32 ‘Nicola Deux’ back to the UK in April 2019, one of just four of the 16 starting single-handed sailors to complete the circumnavigation. In this article, published in Yachting Monthly, he describes his use of the ‘series drogue’ to survive.