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Old 01-19-2007
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Dao, I think the key to how any boat will do in rough wx is the crew. Check the polars for your boat, or ask other owners. You may find that the boat actually sails faster if you reef way sooner than you would think, sometimes as low as 12-14 knots for a typical sloop. And then once reefed, stays on her feet better and sails a WHOLE lot nicer in higher winds.

And then of course there is Rule Number One: Stay on the boat.<G>
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