There is no textbook procedure to follow when, in a small boat, you are faced with seas and winds which are a threat to the survival of you and your boat.  Every storm is different and so is every boat and circumstance.

n this article for Yachting Monthly, Tony Curphey (who has completed three solo circumnavigations) details his experiences in deploying a Series Drogue in true survival conditions.

Yachting Monthly:  Surviving a Force 11 Storm with a Series Drogue