What brings people to like single-handed sailing?

Sailing single-handed is one of those things that bring unparalleled sense of satisfaction and achievement.

I remember my first solo Atlantic crossing, I was mesmerised, I loved it. Not every one enjoys sailing solo but often those that do prefer it to sailing double-handed or with a crew. Being totally in control and the only accountable for everything that happens and every decision that has to be taken is not something we experience often at work or in a family context. This is not to say that solo sailors are loners, we enjoy both the responsibility and the reward that comes with doing it.

We asked Global Solo Challenge 2023 entries what they thought of the subject.

What brought you to like single-handed sailing?

Ivan Dimov: Sometimes our own company is the best company we can desire.

Pavlin Nadvorni: Quite frankly, single-handed racing goes against my grain as a professional mariner. Not being able to have a 24-hour 360-degree watch goes against all standard maritime rules. But… What a challenge this is! I do consider successful long-distance single-handed sailing to be one of human beings’ top personal endeavours and achievements: right up there with space exploration and fighter-jet piloting.

Sacha Creus: The sense of calm, the desire to be extend my limit, to take up new challenges and fulfil new dreams!

For the full story, see: https://globalsolochallenge.com/single-hande-sailing/

By Marco Nannini / Global Solo Challenge

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