Not sure that it will help. but if you go to 48° North - The Sailing Magazine
the oct issue may not be online today, but maybe tomorrow, there is an article on heavy wind sailing. BUT< heavy wind is described in that article as 20-40. 40+ as mentioned is a different animal. Still some good stuff in the article.
I picked up a paper version yesterday, the online usually does not show up until the 1st of the month. I can not tell if you are local to the puget sound region or not. but am assuming you are not!