Originally Posted by Rou-Coo
You don't mention if she gets motion sickness in other situations. If not I suspect that a lot of her illness is really an expression of fear. Get her used to sailing a little at a time in situations that will not frighten her. Sailing in a dinghy
or other small vessel at first may also help. Of course, keep her above decks when she goes sailing for the first few times.
If all else fails just remember that Admiral Nelson was always disablingly ill for the first two weeks of any voyage - but somehow he managed!
I doubt it's fear. I raced small catamarans for years with no problem. Fished in the upper Chesapeake Bay
as a kid, no problem except when working on the engine
. Bought a Bristol 27 and sailed it in lower bay and ocean, major seasickness...........from total chunk blow to dry heaves. Had problem with furler
in 18 plus winds and had to go fix while being seasick. No fun.
Soon as I hit the creek, I was ready for a beer
. I was fine but put the boat up for sale
as soon as I got home anyway. Next morning I realized that I do have internet
and could do some research
on seasickness. Btw, I used to throw up on the ferris wheel
Long story short. I bought the ginger gum and acupressure wrist bands from amazon.com and have had no problems since. I even finished eating and old sub I had in the icebox
last Sunday while the boat was on an angle of about 30 degrees going upwind under autopilot
. I was down below eating!!
The ginger gum is better for me than ginger pills. Whenever I even feel a touch bad or have any type of gas, I usually reajust and press the bracelets again to the P6 area of my wrists. (and maybe another piece of gum which tastes pretty darn good)
Total cost for these cures/preventatives was maybe $25.00
(And) the best thing about these fixes is that no drugs are involved. There's no sleepiness etc. It's all natural. I would also suggest having her watch horizon more or steer. Which causes your brain to not get confused. It sees that there is movement to match the motion unlike if you are reading or working on an engine
down below while sailing. (or roller furling
while riding the bow)