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Old 03-10-2014, 04:49   #1
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Single Handed Sailing My Sea Sprite 30

Here is a quick video of my first single handed sail on my 1984 C. E. Ryder Sea Sprite 30. Hopefully my sailing and video skills are improving in direct proportion. Please come sailing with me and let me know what you think!

S/V SeaSprite Single Handed Sail 1 Oct 14 - YouTube
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:44   #2
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Nice video, an inspiration to me, I haven't had the courage to take my Alberg 35 out alone yet


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Beautiful day. Thanks.

Tough placement of those dorade vents.
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Re: Single Handed Sailing My Sea Sprite 30

You might want to reroute the jibsheets to outside of the lifelines. Makes it easier. With that small of a boat it is nice to use sheet to tiller also. Looked like you had fun!
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Nice video, and I surely concur with the above statements. In the safety in singlehanding category, nice move wearing your life jacket, however take it a step further and install a jackline and clip on to the boat with your harness. Learn to move around the boat in your harness, clipped on in good weather so you'll be able to function in bad weather. Also put your foul weather gear on and practice moving about the boat clipped on in that. When you single hand, you really need to plan, plan, and plan more, because there is no one to help you. While you are at it, if you have a drop down ladder on your stern rail, make sure you have a trip line to be able to drop it from the water. Just some fyi points when singlehanding. fair winds
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Great video, thanks for sharing.
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Old 14-10-2014, 18:59   #7
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Here is the latest S/V SeaSprite blog post.

http://seasprite30.blogspot.com/2014...le-handed.html
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Nice video, and I surely concur with the above statements. In the safety in singlehanding category, nice move wearing your life jacket, however take it a step further and install a jackline and clip on to the boat with your harness. Learn to move around the boat in your harness, clipped on in good weather so you'll be able to function in bad weather. Also put your foul weather gear on and practice moving about the boat clipped on in that. When you single hand, you really need to plan, plan, and plan more, because there is no one to help you. While you are at it, if you have a drop down ladder on your stern rail, make sure you have a trip line to be able to drop it from the water. Just some fyi points when singlehanding. fair winds
I have single handed from the usa to Scotland, via Antigua Guada loop, Montserrat and Bermuda, I did intend to wear a life jacket, but on realising their was no one to pull me back into the boat, I didn't bother, I also gave up the harness, as it had to be so short that I wouldn't fall over the side, which made it impossible to use again, couldn't have a long harness, no one to pull me back on board. I did though trail a rope behind the boat, which if I fell over and managed to grab, provided the boat wasn't going too fast, I could probably pull myself to the stern, and climb up the ladder, if I fell off the bow with the harness, I would have to release it in order to get to the stern to climb the ladder. You do think a lot about these things when single handing, but you have that much time to think about them, that you shoot holes in every idea you come up with, best thing I thought would be a life raft in a back pack, but it would kind of hinder movement.
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cool video! )
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Re: Single Handed Sailing My Sea Sprite 30

Here is the video from my most recent single-handed sail on S/V SeaSprite

http://youtu.be/IL7D2qzIxSc?list=UU8...EwRmur_HFSXezA
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I scraped the frost off S/V SeaSprite yesterday (14 Dec) morning and took her for a single-handed sail on the Rappahannock River. Made a few "gun runs" past Larry Wilson aboard his S/V AllAboutMe. Please check out the video and subscribe if you like what you see!

http://youtu.be/Ri0V7k58g9w?list=UU8...EwRmur_HFSXezA
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Re: Single Handed Sailing My Sea Sprite 30

Nice vid's, neighbor! We went to Annapolis for the boat parade last weekend, with great sailing there, too. Actually, it was a little light on the way up for most of the trip, but plenty of wind on Sunday on the way back down. We ended up towing another sailboat into HHS, which was kinda fun and good practice in the quiet season. If the weather cooperates, we plan to get underway for Christmas Eve, and eventually watch the fireworks from the boat in A-Town. Anyway hope to see you soon, and your other boat seems to be doing just fine.

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Hi Frank! Thanks for the comments. I should be back at the marina 29-31 Dec. Hope the weather cooperates and I can get out on the Bay. Thanks for keeping an eye on Corsair while I am away!

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Sailed S/V SeaSprite to Cape Charles for Memorial Day Weekend

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And then sailed her back up the Bay….

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