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post #33 of Old 10-11-2012
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Re: Sailing alone??

I solo 99% of the time on my Crealock 37. I like single handing. I'm generally tethered. I plan ahead. I have a routine while sailing. I plan for the unexpected.

The skill set for single handing is Exactly the same as sailing with crew.
Skills & knowledge combined the ability to plan ahead as well as react to sea changes comes from sailing experience and practice.
You gotta sail often to develop your sailing knowledge/skills...Sailing skills do Not come from reading books/magazines.

Sailing skills come from sailing.
Sail often. Start with a teacher. Practice everything with instructor.
Sail often. Practice docking alone.
Sail often. Sail in light winds alone.
Sail often. Sail in stronger winds alone.
Sail often. Practice reefing, Practice heaving to, Practice all alone.
Sail often. Learn from & remember your mistakes-- you're gonna make them.

Sail often and smile. It's way fun.

Last edited by whosedream; 10-17-2012 at 12:56 PM.
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