I sail somewhat single-handed - I have a 4.5 year old first mate. She actually does help - she can even pick up the mooring for me.
I just learned to sail last summer- I bought an old Catalina 27 - and bumbled my way through the season.
I took some lessons - from a great sailor - Captain Joan, she
was patient and experienced.
I got rid of the catalina and just offered for a Hereshoff H-28- a lovely little beauty. Can't wait to get back onto the water this summer.
No one is going to be impressed by my docking skills (yet
) but as my engine died mid-way through the summer- I learned to be quite handy at sailing off and on the mooring.
It would be nice to have my husband along some of the time, but he doesn't have any interest in boating at all. It does gives me a great deal of personal satisfaction to know that I am managing by myself - I'm loving sailing!