My sailing area is the Long Island Sound. Home port is Mt. Sinai. I am never more than 10 miles from shore, and, usually I am closer than 5 miles to shore. There is a fair amount of boat traffic. Not too much that it is stressful, but enough so that if something happened, there would be other boats around to hear / see. I usually day sail in fair weather.
For those reasons, I do not usually wear a PFD. If I am single handling, sailing at night, or sailing in high winds or bad weather, I will wear one. Otherwise, we have a few boat cushions in the cockpit, and PFD's close by.
Day To Remember, 1986 O'day 35 For Sale
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110 For Sail
Mt. Sinai, NY
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