Yes I did have my vest and tether at all time. As I was lying on my stomach on the bow pull the chain up. It is 10 to 12 ft drop between the peak and crest of the wave. A few times my head was submerged in the water. It was no fun. But I was not scared, it was freezing tho.
Yes I still want to sail alone in the after this.
Pls note: I typed this with my iPhone so typos wull ne there and the sentence structure may not be the best.