Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Beach CA
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The Kirby would be a little challenging
to singlehand, relative to say an Olson 30,
but not an impossibility. The mainsail trimmer is
a very busy person as it is during a tack,
sorting out the runners, mainsheet, and traveler.
The cockpit design would make it a little awkward to slide
forward, release and trim the headsail, and deal with runners
while steering through a tack. But having a small headsail to
deal with would be a plus, and the running backs are not crucial
for keeping the rig up so they could be dealt with after the fact.
Islander 30 II 'COOL'