Sakura might be a 30 foot prototype day sailor, but we came prepared. I've never had so much safety equipment on any boat ever! We have 2 Epirbs, a life raft (flares), a Spot device (that I never use), a Predictwind satellite communicator (which I use daily), two manual water makers, a satellite phone, 3 GPS units, a 2 way AIS (class B) plus a backup (class A), a Fiorentino drogue and sea anchor, hundreds of feet of rode for the drogue and sea anchor, an emergency rudder (Scanmar M-Rud), a ATN mast climber, wood, fiberglass, a wide variety of tools. We came prepared to deal with just about anything. It's very important to have as much safety equipment as you can get. When sailing single handed you're only putting your life at risk, when sailing with crew you have other people's lives in your hands. That changes everything.