14 Tips To Come Alongside Single-Handed—Part 2

Still from a video we shot some years ago in Newfoundland. Yes, I'm alone on the boat, the camera is clamped to a rail. Read on for what's happening with that line I just threw.

In Part 1, I covered seven tips to get set up for coming alongside single-handed. Now let's look at seven more to help with the tricky part: actually getting alongside alone, starting off with the most important task of all:

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for 25 years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 20 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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