Thanks for the hints nolatom.
The races were scheduled for 8+ hours of racing each day, but we shortened the first race from 6 laps to two after one lap, then cut it down to only two races. The light boats had problems, the larger ones (over about 5000 lbs and 25 feet) went along just dandy in the wind up until the gusts went over 40, then they started to smack around a bit, but I never saw a pale face or white knuckles like in the small boats under 5000 lbs. throughout the entire day.
My area is not known for nice winds or steady anything, thus, the mentality is sometimes "Her hull is wet, let's sail!" even with no wind.
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