In early May of 2005, Captain Tom Tighe and first mate, Loch Reidy, of the sailboat <i>Almeisan</i> welcomed three new crew members, two men and a woman, for a five-day voyage from Connecticut to Bermuda. While Tighe and Reidy had made the journey countless times, the rest of the crew were paying passengers learning about offshore sailing--and looking for adventure. Four days into their voyage, they got adventure but nothing that they had expected or had any training to handle. A massive storm struck, sweeping Tighe and Reidy from the boat. The remaining crew members somehow managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was torn apart by wind and water. <i>Overboard!</i> follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of boat passengers and the captain and first mate fighting for their lives in the sea.