View Poll Results: Longest cruising yacht for single-handed sailors?

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  • 27-29ft

    8 5.06%
  • 30-32ft

    13 8.23%
  • 33-35ft

    28 17.72%
  • 36-38ft

    43 27.22%
  • 39-41ft

    19 12.03%
  • 42-44ft

    47 29.75%
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  1. #51
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    Default Re: Poll: Longest cruising yacht for single-handed sailors?

    I was inspired by your example, James!


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    Default Re: Poll: Longest cruising yacht for single-handed sailors?

    Minn, wow, that's just stunning

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    Default Re: Poll: Longest cruising yacht for single-handed sailors?

    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    Minn, wow, that's just stunning
    She is “Croix des Gardes”, she lives on the Orwell, when not hibernating in her private barn in Cambridgeshire and she belongs to Pyrojames, who rescued her and rebuilt her and sails her singlehanded making it all look very easy. 52ft on deck and 22 tons.

    (You will notice that she is steered with one of those stick things, not with “his” and “hers” wheels in the modern manner).
    Last edited by Minn; 25-01-19 at 13:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    She is “Croix des Gardes”, she lives on the Orwell, when not hibernating in her private barn in Cambridgeshire and she belongs to Pyrojames, who rescued her and rebuilt her and sails her singlehanded making it all look very easy. 52ft on deck and 22 tons.
    Not always sure about MABs but classics have the potential to be gems and Pyrojames has cut Croix des Gardes just beautifully. Credit to his workmanship and dedication!

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    Default Re: Poll: Longest cruising yacht for single-handed sailors?

    Quote Originally Posted by yodave View Post
    I'm looking for a broad range of views from forum members on the longest cruising yacht for a single-handed sailor assuming that sailor has average skills, not a seasoned professional. All input greatfully received.

    Thanks
    Depends on your age / fitness and the gear of the boat. Knox Johnson at 70 did a round the world on a 65 ft steel boat single handed.

    It also depends on where you sail. I could handle my 36 footer rounding lands end but I wouldnt try to short tack her through moorings thanks to a masthead rig and 140 genoa.
    this post is a personal opinion, and you should not base your actions on it.

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    Default Re: Poll: Longest cruising yacht for single-handed sailors?

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrojames View Post
    I wondered if you were going to confess...
    I did smile when I read Minn's post way back..)

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    Default Re: Poll: Longest cruising yacht for single-handed sailors?

    Quote Originally Posted by DownWest View Post
    I did smile when I read Minn's post way back..)
    No tacking through moorings under genoa for me.

    Mind you, we were enjoying a pint on the RHYC lawn this summer when a 12 metre came elegantly past, doing exactly that, in rather a narrow part of the river. We were most impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    No tacking through moorings under genoa for me.

    Mind you, we were enjoying a pint on the RHYC lawn this summer when a 12 metre came elegantly past, doing exactly that, in rather a narrow part of the river. We were most impressed!
    Wish I had been there watching...+the pint.

    My bro was doing his YM and prepped to depart the pontoon. Bit of tide, so springs and other methods to to get off cleanly. Instructer asked why he was not starting the engine. Bro replied it was they way we used to do it when we didn't have one. But I will start it to keep you happy.
    Out of interest, did the 12 HAVE an engine? I spose they do, once out of 'that' racing class. Plus insurance considerations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
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    (You will notice that she is steered with one of those stick things, not with “his” and “hers” wheels in the modern manner).
    And it appears to be well balanced, with just a little weather helm.

    Take my hat off to Pyro James for that superb effort.

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    Spotting whether the engine is running is a family game but we could see no sign. Chapeau to her crew, who were spinning her on a sixpence and sheeting that genoa in a boat's length.

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