So cool. I really miss that quick wet stuff. I'm too old for that now and I don't like getting bashed into the boards anymore. As for teathers you use them to walk outboard of the gunnels. If your shipmates will comeback for you, you don't need a teather so much. If they intend to continue to enjoy the sail without you well . . . you might wanna tie off. At any rate you have two hands; One for you, one for the boat.