Can a sailboat big enough for 8 passengers be controlled by a single person?
I'm running a role-playing game and the party of player-characters has acquired a sailboat big enough to carry 8 humans along with several rolls of silk fabric and barrels of brandy. Will just one of them be enough to sail the thing by themself, or will they need a crew? If the latter, will just one more person be enough?
- StarryskyLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
My friend had a 33 foot racing sloop with cabin (6 meter format). He sailed it alone until age 80. After that, he took friends along to handle hoisting sails, doing anchors, etc. I did that many times.
One person is okay for short trips. Best to have a second qualified person for more than a day sail. If going far from land, ditto.
- FarKenHallLv 59 months ago
Yes they can, but not all of them.
- fuzzyLv 69 months ago
Yes. Even fully crewed yachts usually have only one person on watch at night (Been there & done that - LOVE IT)
- 9 months ago
Let's see Joshua Slocum sailed around the world single handed, so yep.
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- Anonymous9 months ago
Not with out a Crew.
Here's a good Tip never ask the ARMCHAIR Admirals who have never been with in a thousand yards of a boat or ship.
Your talking about a small cargo and passenger craft which would be around 17th century so do some proper research.
Even small racing dingy use a crew of at least two or three, There some are raced single handed.
Now as for the Round The World Single hand sailing Yachts of they carry so many aids they nearly could may the voyage with out anybody on board in fact it would take very little equipment added to the list to make them fully autonomous or failing that sailed remotely.
- alLv 59 months ago
Yes it can easily.
- Bubba GubbinsLv 79 months ago
- LetoLv 59 months ago
With the right rigging, yes.