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    Posted: 12 Jul 10 at 1:45pm
so, ho do I sail with only one functional hand, the other non functional one being allowed to get neither hot nor wet...

ideally in a contender

I know it has been done, but I don't know how!
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How are you going to launch and recover, how about this as another option - Clicky
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Nessa,

We have a solo sailor at SW and one day he woke up and his left arm had stopped working. Over time of not being used it has withered somewhat so is virtually useless. Now I had some serious tussles with him when he had two arms so I thought I would be able to beat him now. Not so he is just as quick.

Before you jump in the contender maybe you need to start on something you dont have to hook on.

I know hasnt your better half got a boat in the Dinghy park, a Bonio or something.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote radixon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 10 at 9:48pm
Nessa has loads of boats to choose from. I agree try a Laser or similar to start off with, even a Pico to get used to first and work your way up so to speak.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RS400atC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 10 at 3:27pm

Get a crew!

or as the Aussies say 'forward hand'

Get well soon!

Would a scuba diver's dry glove help? Try Andark?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote BOABS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 10 at 9:34pm

there is a chap at grafham who sails a laser with one hand. He has a rubber 'cleat' which helps him hold the mainsheet in the V of his forearm and bicep, he has  modified tiller extension and on his day he sails really well.

don't let disability put you off. I had a crew for my 49er who was in a wheel chair at 17 with scoliosis. after his operations and some effort rebuilding his body and mind he became a great crew and LOVED the freedom of being able to do sport.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 10 at 9:18am
oh dear....I am not permanently disabled, just doing without my right arm for this summer only......

as for disabled sailing, I am SI at Grafham Water Sailability where I see people overcome all sorts of obstacles to get themselves out on the water.  No whingeing, they put part-timers like me to shame...
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Good luck with the shoulder op Nessa
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 10 at 2:27pm
thanks Roger, a few weeks to go ...
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