Dating a sailor in the navy today is very different - marines are strong, healthy and well fed.

Navy dating can be beautiful, but you have to know, like any sailor, marines are often away from home for long stretches of time.

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The Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR) and the Route du Rhum are trans-Atlantic single-handed races.

The single handed transpac (SHTP) starts off Tiburon in the San Francisco Bay, and ends in Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

Im 68 years old and fit enough to expect to be able to carry on sailing for many years yet, so I dont want to sell the boat if I can find an agreeable companion to share the enjoyment and daily costs with me. On June 4th last year, I gently held my wifes hand as she died and ended the 43 years of our contented, argument free marriage.

Hence the question asking for advice about how or where I might find a lady who is interested in spending four months on a 28ft yacht. We had sailed together for 30 years doing perhaps 40,000 miles, with most of the distance being done in the last seven years, as we spent the four summer months cruising.

"Single-handed" does not imply "non-stop", so a single-handed circumnavigation counts as such even with stops, as in Joshua Slocum's voyage.

Single-handed sailing has become a major competitive sport, and there are a number of prominent single-handed offshore races.

Im 68 years old and fit enough to expect to be able to carry on sailing for many years yet, so I dont want to sell the boat if I can find an agreeable companion to share the enjoyment and daily costs with me. Maybe sell up, and downgrade to something more manageable? I am 40 years younger than you, and they have done little for me.

Hence the question asking for advice about how or where I might find a lady who is interested in spending four months on a 28ft yacht. That being said; I've only ever used the free ones; (plenty of fish) On inspection, that lovesail seems to be the right kind of place for what you're looking for; but, I'd be cautious of parting ways with your dosh for it.

On June 4th last year, I gently held my wifes hand as she died and ended the 43 years of our contented, argument free marriage.

We had sailed together for 30 years doing perhaps 40,000 miles, with most of the distance being done in the last seven years, as we spent the four summer months cruising.

The sport and practice of single-handed sailing or solo sailing is sailing with only one crewmember (i.e., only one person on board the vessel).