- Oct 19, 2017
Done.Ideally, you stay on the boat. Agreed, let's not flog that topic. I've written much about tethers, jacklines, and hardpoints.
The sea anchor to stop the boat is an excellent idea and should be deployable under most, if not all, circumstances. What is nice about the sled self-rescue system is that if you miss or fall off the sled, the drogue will still stop the boat in exactly the same way.
The only requirement is that you are conscious and able when you hit the water. Otherwise, unless the boat can stop, turn and scoop you up and perform CPR on you all on her own, as a solo sailor, you're S.O.L.
The only good thing about that situation is you're likely to never know you were in it.
- Will (Dragonfly)