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Thank you for your reply and very good questions.

Yes, we certainly have some light winds, mostly during the hot summer months.
But during the main regatta in the spring, we have some nice wind. This year was typical, two days of 12 - 18 and one day none.
I plan to start out with just main and jib, racing in the cruising fleet. Most difficult part of spinnaker racing is getting crew.
The courses are mostly windward leeward, but this year there was an off wind leg when the winds were adequate for a longer race.
Most likely competetion will come from Catalina 36 skippered and crewed by ex-SMU sailing team. They sail cruising class.
Thanks for comments on getting the local rules - makes good sense.
Since I have never sailed the CS36T, I have no feeling for how she will do with full sails and good wind. But I am told the boat does well with full power.
Any comments on max wind velocity and full sails?

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