Originally Posted by PCP
Then, if something goes wrong (several things can) the full genoa is deployed and you are lucky if the mast stays in one piece.
I don't think its too likely in the real world. If it does unfurl then you can drop it. It its a catestrophic failure you can slice it from the foot and let nature do its work. That will take 10 seconds to cut and nautre about 10 seconds to complete
Re: Sardinia/Legurian Sea/Tyrrhenian Seas: That area is a bit nutso! Capri to Sainta Margareta saw the lot from water spouts forming to immense thunderstorms with 60 knots wind, and every night lightening from every quarter.
Wanna reef fast there.
I thought it was meant to be some nice docile area with Itanlians driving speedboats with more chain (gold) around their necks than on the anchor.