Originally Posted by jackdale
BTW - I should mention that as an instructor I am required to be able to single-hand and I have done so. The single-handed test includes docking and departing, MOB under sail (upwind and down wind), MOB under power, anchoring, and raising, lowering and reefing sails. As an instructor evaluator, I get to assess instructor candidates abilities to do so.
As for sleeping while single-handed, I draw the line.
That's cool. My line is not staying up for more than 24 without a caculated rest, I plan my passages to accomidate this, and have done so and will continue to do so till I can't. Me being hove to and napping at noon in the middle of the ocean poses no threat to any body but my self. save the dude making way while asleep, the chances are so remote it's not worth discussing.