Sailing at Night-More From The Howard Rice Interview
Sailing At Night: Tip #36 From Howard Rice
“The Best Way to become proficient at night sailing is to sail at night.”
What may sound simple and quite obvious at first glance, these words give new meaning to an experienced sailor. Once you’ve you attempted night sailing you recognize the importance of practice. Professional sailor Howard Rice shares his advice for sailing at night with Small Craft Advisor in their 63rd Issue.
Here’s what Howard suggests:
1.”Start by sailing on a full moon night in a place that you know.”
2. “Use a red lens light below, one for the cockpit and a red lens headlamp are helpful.
4. “Become comfortable with the night time sailing by sleeping or catnapping during the day”
The water is a totally different place at night and it’s a completely unique experience on its own. Make sure you follow these steps if you are attempting it for the first time, remember practice makes perfect. So practice before you go out, be smart, watch the conditions and if the timing is right, you could just have the best sail of your life!
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