The broad definition of singlehanded sailing is "no available experienced crew to cover all possible tasks on a sailboat at a given moment." Expanding on that, sooner or later every skipper will likely face a singlehanded situation due to crew inexperience, injury, or illness. Subsequent gear failure or deteriorating weather is capable of tasking even a seasoned skipper - when this occurs, it is typically not at the skipper’s convenience.
Membership in the Society is conveyed only to those individuals who
successfully complete one of the following Solo Challenges:
Chicago to Mackinac Island
Sault Ste. Marie to Duluth
Lake Erie Solo Challenge
Lake Ontario 300 Solo Challenge
The GLSS believes that every sailboat owner should develop adequate singlehanded skills to deal with the unexpected. Participation in the racing program developed by the GLSS will assist you in the development of these skills. For additional information and to get started in your solo sailing adventure, please contact us.
Remember, help might not be just around the corner.