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I just finished an offshore single handed race - 34 naut. miles straight offshore and then back. It was a light air affair and took me almost 22 hours.

I made some statements earlier about tethers and had some time to rethink my positions.

I used my tether everytime I went on deck, except one or two quick and short jobs where I actually forgot to tether. Lake Michigan was very calm, but offshore, I did not feel comfortable on deck w/o a tether. I also carried a gps and a waterproof VHF on me all the times so if I did go over I could call for help.

Still I did have an incident where the tether could have cost me my boat. Just at the end of the race, I was pinching to get to the north of a reef, to set up a finish that would not require tacking. I pinched too much, backwinded the jib, and had to come about. The jib sheet fouled on the fordeck cleat so I had to clear it. Clipped on and freed it. On the the new tack I was heading right at the reef. It was not going to be a problem, as I would be immediately coming about again. Trouble was, my tether snagged on something, and I could not get back to the cockpit. It was a tense few seconds as I struggled to find the shackle to release me. It was always easy to find before, but under pressure....

I guess I have to conclude that it is better to wear one, except when I am close to shore in calm weather.

Never has my tether been the last thing to keep me on board.
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This response is kind of late, but for those coming alaong later, this is a great website:

http://www.boatsmart.net/

Many of the articles were written by Chief Rau, whom I originally got to know through the Toresen Marine Newsletter. Eventually the newsletter stopped carrying Chief Rau''s accident summaries (Muskegon Lifeboat Station).

I took an interest in Chief Rau''s summaries for multiple reasons, with one of them being that had I not had a stroke of good luck, I an my family might have been the subject fo one of these reports (being ignorant means one doesn''t know what they don''t know; stupid is that they do know, but ignore the risk factors anyway.) < smile > [ been there, done that, too! ]

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ORC RULES
require a quick release snapshackle at the vest end. There is no reason to get hooked
or dragged unless you have an antique teather.
Get with the program and buy a new teather
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Having done some singlehanded passages I agree with being tethered to the boat. I can''t imagine what it would be like to fall overboard and see your boat sailing away on auto pilot without you!

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