Preparing Yourself for Solo Sailing

Last week, we took a look at what it takes to set up a boat for solo sailing. But sailing solo can't happen until the skipper is ready to take on the challenge. Think you’re ready?


Last week, I covered some of the things I suggest you need to think through on the boat before heading out solo. Now, what about the skipper? First issue you’ll have to ask yourself:  “Have I got enough experience?”

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Roland Stockham
Roland Stockham got his start sailing Olympic-class 470s and Finns in his native England. He started his journey as a voyager crewing for yacht owners sailing to Europe because he was handy at diesel repair. His first cruising boat was a 26-ft. Folkboat with no engine. He lives in British Columbia and sails a 35-ft. Colin Archer design. He is a Royal Yachting Association certified Yacht Master and is qualified to make trans-oceanic deliveries.