Master & Commander
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
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The last time down, we would start out from the dock with 1 reef in and if I remember correctly, only shook it out maybe once. It takes my wife a little longer than some to acclimate to sailing and I didn't want to overpower the boat and heal excessively. Since she's a BVI veteran now, we'll see if we can dip the rail....
If you're underway and want to put a reef in, ease the mainsheet until she luffs and then lower the main and adjust your reef lines. No need to head into the wind.
I've got blisters on my fingers