Re: First time singlehanding, bad things happen, the sound of breaking fiberglass, et
Only two comments:
If you do not have a sailing school nearby, you can rent a lot of how to sail videos from Netflix.
Although I have not had this happen it is why I wear my harness and tether anytime I am going to the bow in most conditions. I imagine how bad a feeling it would be bobbing in the water watching my boat sailing away from me at 6 knots.
1984 Catalina 30 tall rig, bow sprit