I've seen that before as well. The amount of turbulence at 40 knots coming around the furled jib is enough to break the air off the surface of the sail. One way to cope is to set the furling line tight, cleat it off, trim the remaining jib tight and then tighten the windward sheet as well. You want what bit of sail ya have out trim pretty hard in heavy winds. At least, that's been my experience. YMMV.
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