Received wisdom has it that a singlehanded sailor who falls overboard is as good as dead, with no chance at all of saving himself. Some solo sailors cite this as the reason they don’t wear a lifejacket. This is not necessarily so for a strong person with the right kit. A solo sailor should always be clipped to a jackstay by a short tether. If a lightweight webbing ladder is built into the tether, it should be possible, though not easy, to use it to climb aboard.
The basic driver of sea state is of course the wind. The stronger the wind, the greater the distance over which it blows unimpeded (termed the ‘fetch’), and the longer it blows for, the bigger the waves – up to a limit, for the wind strength. Waves – as our stomachs know – are not generally regular. A typical wind-driven wave pattern is a combination of many wave trains, each with different wave height (trough to crest) and period (the time interval between crests).
It is impossible to release most tether clips when they are under load. Many people think this is how it should be, but I would challenge that asumption. If you are being towed, knives and other cutting devices may take too long to deploy before disorientation, anoxia and drowning supervene. I believe it must be possible to release the tether’s attachment to the harness when the tether is under load.
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