This may seem really elementary to the majority of you. A new lake opened up about 10 minutes from the house, 10-16 feet deep and I want to sail on it more often. The issue I have is getting off the dock solo? The dock has railings most of the way around it. The wind typically blows straight onto the dock, meaning the boat is into the wind and on a windy day if I raise the jib and main and let them luff the boom will bang into the railings and the boat can get caught under the dock if the lake is low. Tried paddling out but it didn't workout that well. Any suggestions on how to get off the dock solo without tearing up the hull or the boom would be appreciated. I have attached a photo of the dock, don't know how well you can see it? As always, thank you for your assistance.