Wouldn't make sense to not have some way to reef a day sailer even.. if your out there and the winds kick up you need to reduce sail somehow. OR should be able to. Exclusions being, racing only sails I guess. He's looking at 15 mph he said, and is unsure of his ability. Hell, I sail in winds now that scared me a few years ago.
What kind of wind speeds to you usually reef at? Just curious... the only boats I sail on that you can even reef are 40'+ - the rest are obviously racers and it's just lots more rig tension, more outhaul, more cunnignham, more vang, more backstay, MORE backstay, ease sheet etc and HIKE!!!!
Full main + 100% blade makes for a fun day in 30!
Even more fun when the kite goes up