I am new to the forum, and am in the process of getting my first laser. I plan to use the boat for recreational day sailing. Hopefully, as my experience increases, I will be able to use it in heavy weather. I will be sailing on a fairly large, inland salt water body, Puget Sound in Washington state. I will mostly be sailing alone. BTW, the water is cold here, year around! My concern is: what is the likelihood of the boat sailing off without me, if I should somehow get separated from it? Will the boat round up into the wind, and just drift a little? I have seen reference to making sure you hold onto the mainsheet if you go overboard, but sometimes, stuff happens, and you may not have the mainsheet. I know that when I used to solo sail my monohulls in really fierce weather, I would wear a safety harness, and strap myself to the boat. Is this something that could be used on a Laser, or is it even necessary? Or are there other options?