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It depends on what kind of boat you're on. On most monohulls, you just ease the main sheet for the gusts. On a multihull, you'd actually reef the sails to suit the gusts... on a monohull, you reef the sails for the average wind speeds, and let the main out and heel the boat a bit to handle the gusts.
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