Last Man Standing
Join Date: Aug 2008
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I have this mysterious reputation as an "anti-reefer", but I have to agree with the guys above. Just a few weeks ago may wife and I were out with steady winds around 25 gusting to 30. I'll typically keep full sail on my C27 to 20.
But, on that day, I ducked in behind a hill, put a single reef in the main and headed back out into it - still flying a full 150 genny.
It was amazing the control just a single reef in the main gave us.
Though I'm firmly in the grab all the wind you can and wet your rail camp - that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the art.
S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40