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Singlehanded Sailing - Interesting Read

Not sure if this has been posted before, so my apologies if it is redundant.

From Andrew Evans

http://sfbaysss.org/tipsbook/SinglehandedTips.pdf
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I have never seen it before.....so thanks.
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I'm perusing through this now... pretty interesting so far.

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Great post thanks ! had to stop reading it to post this lol ...

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Saved it - many thanks for the link
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Some really interesting stuff

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The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau
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Thanks for posting it

I am reading it, it is a nice book, but as it is said on the forward by Bruce Schwab: "There are many recipes for successful solo sailing; as many as the actual sailors who do it. And there are many different levels of personal priorities. However many, many of the same mistakes are made over and over by those new to the sport, and by those who simply think they have it already figured out. Most of those mistakes can be prevented by carefully
analyzing what Andy has put together".


I guess that solo sailing has much of a personal experience and as we all are different, solo sailing will be a different experience for each one. It is also on a perspective of an amateur solo sailor that sails an old boat and that puts him closer to many people on this forum. I find he exaggerates a lot when he says : With this number of trips under my keel, it is reasonable to guess that I am one of the more experienced singlehanded sailors in the world. Not in miles, but certainly in number of times I’ve left the dock, number of tacks, number of gybes, spinnaker launches and douses, and number of learning experiences.

There are out there many sailors with many thousand hours of solo sailing, many transats and several circumnavigations, crossing some of the wildest seas on the planet. I guess he wanted to say that he is one of the most experienced among the "amateurs" .

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I doubt that Bruce could be considered an "amateur", given his record and experiences.

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