Originally Posted by Liam Wald
I would like to hear from any singlehanders about their experiences and recomendations.
For me sailing alone is really good for the soul. It gives yourself time to sit down without any interference
and think long and hard about life, the universe and everything. It is something well worth doing.
The flip side to that is that after a while you get really bored with your own company (at least I do) and I would imagine that after a long period alone one would be quite...err..what's the word......I'll choose 'eccentric' and hopefully not offend anyone...
Company is good and there are people lining up to get on a boat - I use findacrew.com when I go. Have met some really interesting people that way - some of who I still talk to...
I personally don't go offshore
alone. That decision is driven by the fact that my cruising grounds are relatively busy and full of craft that don't show up on radar
boats for the most part). If you are happy offshore alone, go for it, if not - get crew or line up friends for when you need to do the bigger jumps.
For the most part cruising a particular area will involve day trips with perhaps the odd overnighter. All of which do not pose huge problems for someone comfortable with being on their own on a boat.