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View Poll Results: How hard is it to sail around the world alone on a scale of 1-10?
1 (easiest) 6 12.77%
2 0 0%
3 4 8.51%
4 1 2.13%
5 2 4.26%
6 2 4.26%
7 7 14.89%
8 7 14.89%
9 6 12.77%
10 (hardest) 12 25.53%
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Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

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I just can't get my head around "enhanced maturity scale". Does that mean she is older that she is chronologically is?
Did you say ENHANCED...... Sorry different topic. Have my head in the wrong place.
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Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

Perhaps should have said at the enhanced end of the maturity scale; Jeanne Socrates is delightful and her maturity is just right. At the chronologically junior end, I'd say that Laura Dekker and Jessica Watson were mature for their years -- likely more resilient and wise than most of their elders.
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Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

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My longest solo passage has been 30 days when were wasnt any wind trans atlantic. It was still easy, i didnt go more bonkers than i was before. I got a bit bord by the end but mainly with food, not having enough treats and unusual food, and no freezer!.

Generally speaking solo sailing is MUCH easier than sailing with someone, so ifra couple dong a circ is a 5 then a solo circ is a 2 or 3.

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Perhaps should have said at the enhanced end of the maturity scale; Jeanne Socrates is delightful and her maturity is just right. At the chronologically junior end, I'd say that Laura Dekker and Jessica Watson were mature for their years -- likely more resilient and wise than most of their elders.
Believe me... the only thing enhanced at my end of the "scale" are the wrinkles and the waistline.
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Can't swear to it, but it sure looks like the suave, debonair sailor that I've seen in his blog.
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Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

Seriously? Have you ever heard of the Southern Ocean?
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You need to read "Around the World Single-Handed" by Harry Pidgeon
Thanks, I'll check it out. Though if I read one more book about a guy alone on his boat, my wife is going to start getting suspicious.
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Generally speaking solo sailing is MUCH easier than sailing with someone
Interesting. Yet you have a "Looking for Female Crew" web page linked from your signature. Hopefully none of the applicants see this!
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Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

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Yep, thats me... When there was a bit of wind. The earlier part of the crossing was slow... Had to go south of cape verde islands to get wind took a while. Lol

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Interesting. Yet you have a "Looking for Female Crew" web page linked from your signature. Hopefully none of the applicants see this!
I am not actively doing anything, just moping around the islands. But if i was doing a passage it would be by myself.


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Re: How hard is it to sail around the world alone?

I think the mental aspects of actually committing to do a solo-circumnavigation are just as difficult, if not more so, than the actual technicalities of sailing. I have no doubt there are countless sailors who have the sailing skills to make it around the world, but there's a much smaller subset that are prepared for the solitude, financial commitment, resilience, persistence, motivation and trade-offs required to be successful.
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