Many dinghy and other small-boat sailors sail single-handed over short distances or in protected waters with little difficulty; indeed, the smallest classes of boat (such as Optimists and El Toros) can realistically only accommodate a single crewmember. The term "single-handed sailing", however, normally refers to voyages which would normally be undertaken with crew, such as sailing over longer distances, over multiple days, and in larger boats; this is a much more challenging activity, particularly for those who do it competitively.
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