One of the winter jobs I have planned on Faial is to install a wichard folding pad eye in the cockpit. This is so that I can more easily clip in with a tether when getting out of the companionway into the cockpit. I currently clip on to the jacklines but they are not ideally positioned for this….
Watching this inspirational video from Christian Williams’s 2017 solo trip to Hawaii has also shown me a better way to clip in from the companionway. Christian leaves the tether attached to the boat rather than attached to his harness – this makes it much simpler and easier to clip in or unclip from inside the boat. It’s a great way to do it when sailing single handed.