Sailed singlehanded for the first time yesterday.
I'm 26 and inherited my boat from my dad when he passed this spring. It's a 29' Bayfield. Been learning to sail this whole summer on Lake Ontario. Took a basic crusing course. I was going to go out with a buddy yesterday when he bailed last minute. Winds were light so I decided that it was a good a day as any to try singlehanding. I'd practiced a few times by having passengers on board but not really doing anything, and I'd docked once without any assistance, but man, it is different when you're out there alone! Sailed with just the headsail, a nice big genoa, no main, winds were pretty light but I was cruising around 3.5knts. Overall, what an experience. Next time, I'll haul the main up too.