I find it extremely satisfying and I have sailed single handed for longish passages but I have always sought an anchorage overnight so single handing through the night remains untried. After all, single handed Round the World races have been universally accepted since the s. It is also significant that my insurers have agreed to cover me for overnight single handing — and I have it in writing!
All the other lines are led back to the cockpit with the third reef tack now also lead back so conventional white sail handling should be safe and no problem alone. I intend to push off from Nice on my own and see how it goes.
Overnight for the first night then play it by ear. I will be heading south with the target of hopefully getting to the Adriatic.
So, I hope you will understand why I am resisting undertaking to be in certain places at certain times and, if you are one of those looking to join the cruise, it may be that you have to pay a little more for a last minute flight and I am sorry about that. You can follow my location on the Hejira web site once I push off and you can gauge the probabilities for my landfall which will help and I will try to give some indication as to my thinking and state of mind in my blog postings.
I will re-subscribe to the Satellite connections so I should be communicating even when seriously offshore. Tropez and Monaco only day sails apart if that grabs your fancy. Should you be finding my postings overly technical and somewhat anodyne, I totally understand and beg forgiveness. I might however be delighted to discover a stowaway along the way with similar patience and aspirations………. Having sailed for most of my adult life, I retired took a step back from my company ATOM Ltd which continues in my absence, run by an excellent team of loyal employees.
I still manage to find time to spend with my family, house and garden in Sunningdale. I also 'nudge the tiller' at ATOM on the odd occasion! That sounds ideal to me.
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I am keen to read your posts on solo sailing. Thinking about it now I must see if my Raymarine system has wind strength alarm capability, and surely being hove-to under the right circumstances with AIS and radar alarms active for a few hours has to be a safe-ish option when tiredness becomes too much.
Looking up Hove-to safety lighting in blogs hot topic some one said flashing two white flashes every 10 seconds would keep most ships alert, some one else said flash coding the letter D was the appropriate safety action. There are a number of circumstances that are similar such as a boat with divers down or boats stationary while fishing.
There may be rules for boats not under command NUC , I am not that knowledgable. But for me the take away thought is to to have a mast head light that can flash with decent power and have a controller that can make that work.huechaicribmare.tk
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A Naval Architect friend in Perth is currently making up a Raspberry Pi based navigation and auto helm system for his yacht he and his wife are permanent live aboards so I will put the whole subject to him for his reaction. I look forward to keeping up with your blog as and when we have interweb. Your email address will not be published. Nicholas Mines Having sailed for most of my adult life, I retired took a step back from my company ATOM Ltd which continues in my absence, run by an excellent team of loyal employees.
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