The Singlehanded Sailing Society

presents a Seminar Series in preparation for the
2016 Singlehanded TransPacific Race to Hanalei Bay, Kauai

S/V Elizabeth, Hanalei Bay 2014


November 12, 2015 [THURSDAY!] – Power Management
Bob Johnston’s seminar materials

December 9, 2015 – Rigging and Sails
Presentation Materials:

January 13, 2016 – Emergency Rudders and other mechanics
February 10, 2016 – The return trip
March 9, 2016 – Communications at sea

April 16-17, 2016 – Cruise-In, Oakland YC Alameda
May 11, 2016 – Provisioning and Medical Considerations

June 8, 2016 – Weather / Race Strategy
Speaker:  Jim Quanci
Location:  Island YC, Alameda, 7:30PM

Anyone can attend. Everyone is invited.

Past Race Materials and Other Documents

Resources for sleep:

Hurdiel, “Field study of sleep and functional impairments in solo sailing races,” (Sleep and Biological Rhythms 2012)

Hurdiel, “Sleep restriction and degraded reaction-time performance in Figaro solo sailing races,” (Journal of Sports Sciences, 2014)

Hagin – Influence of a conservative sleep management strategy during a solo Pacific Ocean crossing on anxiety and perceived fatigue: A case study (Journal of Sports Sicences 2012)

Claudio Stampi (Editor), Why We Nap – Evolution, Chronobiology, and Functions of Polyphasic and Ultrashort Sleep (1992)

Tim Zimmerman, “Miles to Go Before I Sleep” (Outside magazine 2005)
Dr. Claudio Stampi teaches endurance sailors how to perform better on minimal sleep. The secret, he says, is learning how to power-nap.

Rob Hodgetts, “Sailing in the land of nod” (BBC Sport)
The Spanish have had it right all along – we should be taking naps through the day — Mike Golding

Mini sailor Katrina Ham’s report on sleep deprivation

Threads on the SSS Forum:

Sleep strategy

Sleep Management Techniques, Science, and Experiences