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Started by tjspiel, Apr 27, 2023, 08:57 AM
QuotePosted by Brian N. - Today at 10:40 AMHow many of us are in shape to swim 1/2 mile (or more) to shore in poor conditions? ......... Now consider water temperature, conditions, and clothing.
Quote from: tjspiel on Apr 28, 2023, 05:42 PMI sail on small lake 90% of the time and am never on a particular course or point of sail for very long. So I'd be undoing any preventer constantly. That said I avoid sailing dead down wind (or by the lee) like the plague. I'm pretty comfortable with controlled jibes and not any less inclined to jibe vs tack in moderate wind. My other sailboat is an inflatable cat that tacks poorly. But sailing downwind makes me stay pretty attentive since my Laser days. Those boats were fun but not at all stable going down wind.
Quote from: Quantico Frank on May 01, 2023, 07:07 PMThat, to me, begs an interesting question. What does the boat do if a single-handed sailor falls overboard while underway? I guess it depends somewhat on the point of sail?