Originally Posted by Barquito
IMHO, you should be clipped in any time you are on the boat by yourself, out of swimming distance of shore.
Hum, that is me and you
and even so when I sail solo I only clip myself when I leave the cockpit with some wind and bad weather, not at all times for sure. I guess this depends how sure you are and what confidence you have in the safety of what you are doing.
Do you pretend to tell how to sail safely to guys that solo circumnavigated several times, made many sail transats solo, always racing and are here to tell the story?
When you are racing a tether takes much of your mobility. They only use them when they think there is a risk and what is safe for them it would not be safe for me and I guess, you.