Once went sailing off the mooring and tied the dinghy
to the mooring ball, untied the boat, got on board at the front of the bridgedeck, and got underway. Unfortunately I miscalculated and ran over the dinghy
and would have bailed it out when I returned, but the oars were floating away. Had to anchor and kayak
around grabbing oars, left the dinghy swamped. Went sailing until it was very late. Moon was out full and I could see pretty well. Came in on a broad reach and it was whitecapping, couldn't find the mooring or swamped dinghy and anchored. It turned out in the morning that I was close enough to pull the buoy over to the bridle
and hook her up. Pulled the dinghy up with a halyard
to dump most of the water
. It had foam under the seats, so it would never sink.
The main problem is when you have to be in two places at once, and you have to work out how to do that, come up with a plan.