Long jump on boat at start

On that first long jump on the boat after you wake up. Technically its the second jump, its the super long one where you can fall back down to the lower deck.
I jumped across and saw the enemy. He attacked so i jumped down.
I tried to jump back across like 20 times and it would not let me jump. Had to restart the game from beginning.

Did you do the one where you slide against the wall, there is a small barely visible ledge that you walk on…

It would not let me slide against the wall. I kept hitting Y on my controller. But perhaos that is the best way to make that jump. I chose to jump on the far right where the wood planks shorten the overall distance and make jumping viable.