Sailing alone and using the winds correctly requires knowledge and experience alongside courage. In the slightest mistake that can happen to you on your own, it should be known that there will be no one to help you but you. So if you're thinking about this course, you should have enough knowledge and predict possible mistakes through your experiences. In this article, we will discuss the tricks of sailing alone. It should be noted that no matter how experienced you are, the risks of watching alone will always be present.
1 – First of all, you should consider how suitable your boat is for sailing alone. If the main sail, genoa, rudder and engine can be controlled from one point, your boat is a very suitable boat for cruising alone. It is very difficult for us, who generally like to have a large pool, to control the boat for one person on boats and race boats. But on central cockpit-style boats, it's easy to control one person. If you don't have an autopilot on your boat and the ropes you control the sails with are far from the rudder, your job will be very difficult. So when choosing a boat, review the distances of the checkpoints in the pool. If possible and if it fits your budget, install autopilot. Even having the radio in the cockpit is an important feature. But if you don't have the means, you'll get over the problem with a handheld radio.
2 – Your sailing systems must be suitable for cruising alone. In order to sail comfortably on your own, genoa sail sits in a winding system. The main sail needs a winding system or at least a lazy bag bag if you don't have the opportunity to do so. So you can make the sails more comfortable and mayna.
3 – Don't forget to clear the inside and outside of the boat before you start watching the ropes. When you go out to sea, especially in windy and choppy weather, it will not be pleasant to get back into the boat and secure the fallen items. Regardless of the weather conditions, you must close all open lomocar and heck caps on the boat. If there is a setback and your foot is hurt, you should always be in mind that there is no one else to help you but you, and you should plan all your actions accordingly.
4 – There is only one safe way to leave where you are alone on a boat that is black from the stern. Determine the direction the wind is coming from. The most unnecessary rope holding you is the windunder armpit rope. Take a break from him first. You'll have a windy seat and a vault rope. Give the engine a forward lead. The boat will approach the wind on the overhead seat. If there's a boat on the wind, he'll back it. If the wind is strong and the boat can't make a leap towards the wind, increase the engine speed until you lean against the other boat. If your boat is leaning against the wind, the wind will no longer be able to drag you. In this case, the effect of the vault connected from the beginning has been reset and you can now break the vault. After a break from the vault, you can easily leave by unraveling the last remaining over-wind seat rope and using the engine.
5 – When you go out to sea, don't forget to untie your razors and clear the boat. Because astrolabes that are randomly laid on the deck are likely to be caught on the ropes and hoeing. Remember, when removing the razorpads, always idle the engine and if there are too many waves in the sea, try to do it in the marina. Suicide in winter will be a great life risk in summer if a falling into the sea on the boat that leaves in case of a setback.
6 – Try to push the main sail first while setting the sails. When you're on the bike, you can take the wind across and press the sails comfortably. If you turn off the engine, the boat starts to drift under the wind, and the angle between the sail and the wind increases, and your sails produce strength before you can feel them. Pushing up a force-generating sail is like trying to push a car uphill. So, if possible, adjust your autopilot against the wind. If the boat is on the road long enough to pin enty against the wind, that's fine. Giving too many roads to the engine will unnecessarily increase the wind from the opposite side and increase the sailing oscillation and force you to sail. If you need to go directly to the bottom to hit the main sail, move on the boat, holding as many solid places as possible. When one hand holds a sturdy seat, do not leave your hand without at least two feet firmly on the deck. Falling off a boat in the forward road is the worst-case scenario you can get.
7 – Have what you need in the cockpit ready. The more you go in and out on the cruise, the more risks you take, such as a sharp knife, hand held radio, sail control crane arms, life jackets at least at hand.
8 – Never, never take risks while cruising. Do not try to lift the boat as it moves, even if it is the swimming ladder that opens and sails with you in the water. If you fall from a watching boat, so don't go after the sushery, the staircase that stays open, etc., which falls into the water without stopping the boat.
9 – You should decide in advance which sails to which extent, depending on the hardness of the air and the ease of use during the cruise. For example, in windy weather, we see many sailboats that travel only with genoa. Both the ease of opening winding genoas and the windy weather is afraid that the main sail is more likely to tilt the boat when it is opened, so it is a navigation with genoa. This conventional cruise, which is contrary to the harmony of boats and sails, will be preferred for longer periods of time for amateur sailors.
10 – Try to use the boat under the wind as much as possible while sailing alone. Thus, you can easily see the under-wind zone where the sail blocks visibly. Especially in some boats, genoa sail scours the under-wind vision.
11 – When it's time to end the sailing course and start the engine, take a good look at the boat. If a rope hanging from the boat wanders into the propeller without you notknowingly navigating the propeller in the course of the engine, you will get a big job. It should be noted that the effect of expensive rope cutters attached to the front of the propeller is not completely proven.
12 – If you are going to travel alone at night, you should be more careful. First of all, a headlight is a must. When a possible intervention is needed outside the boat, the only way to shed light and fix the problem is with a head lighthouse. At night, the waters are foreign. Where there's no visial opinion, there's more anxiety. You can't see the snippets you see comfortably during the day at night. I can't describe the benefit of having a powerful hand projector on board. If you're on a long journey and you're going to approach a place you don't see in the daytime, it's really hard. And if you don't have a strong projector on your own, I can't tell you the experience of entering a fishing shelter at night where no one helps.
13 – When it's time to dock, don't forget to clear all your ropes in advance and put them in a position ready to throw. In the same way, prepare the razor-hedems. In such a case, it is right to do these situations in the port or marina as there will be a risk of falling into the sea. Once you enter the port or marina, it will be difficult to control the boat and prepare the ropes in narrow places alone. If there is no one to help you and you are going to come up with snow from the stern, prepare the wind-over rope after you put it on the stern with a razor blade. When we stop the boat from the stern to the snow, jump the pier with the wind-top rope, tie the rope and give the forward path to prevent the boat from throwing with the wind. Now that your drift ingress is gone, you can tie the other ropes comfortably and without having to run.