A fairly large percentage of the time I'm sailing single
handed and I love it! Even when I'm out with my best friend I ddon't feel as good or relaxed about the sailing. Maybe that means I don't play well with others....
For advice on single
handing, I would just ease into things. The first few times out I always had the engine
on and I always had the main reefed. After I got comfortable and got to know the boat better I let the reef out and/or turned the engine
The first several sails
where always in South San Diego
Bay in the middle of the week. I had a decently large area all to myself. After a while I started going out of the bay. Every time I got to a point where I was uncomfortable I slowed down or backed off and figured out what the issue was and worked on it. Heck, after a while I got to the point where I was running all day down to the Coronado Islands and back flying an asymmetrical.
It just takes time out getting comfortable with the boat and learning
its systems and how it reacts to varying conditions.