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Re: i NEED HELP/Training weather?
Barry nailed it.. A reef in the main and the small jib will be a good starting point for you. Easy to remove the reef if it turned out unnecessary. Anything over 10 knots true and you're probably fine with the smaller headsail, esp when beating, anyway. On the downwind leg just reach back and forth and practice your gybes rather than run DDW with small sails.
Like Paul said you've got a good boat for it. Time to find that out for yourself.
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