Originally Posted by Jubilee39
I've got 1000's of single
handed miles and only recounting experience that a crew on watch is not necessarily reliable either.
Yet you might agree (not with me, just with the general idea) that a less than perfect crew on watch stands a good chance of being better than a top notch skipper
- down below or asleep (or both).
I will be the last to say single-handing is this or that. Dozens of single-handers ply the oceans in style and safety
. If safety
is related to the number of crew then the crew or lack of thereof is only one of many ingredients and, as you said, more does not imply better.
If anything, then I wish for all single-handers that they have, aside from their sailing and sleep management skills, all the most useful (and always too expensive) toys and whistles that make taking a 5 minute nap or a full night's sleep safer.
Let us all sail and sleep well, and wake up tomorrow to another amazing day on the Ocean.
G'd night mates,