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Wind Limit

Just curious...

What is your wind limit, as in, when do you decide that it's too windy to sail?

We've had 2 days of being chased off the lake on our Merit 25.
Both days were 25+ knots and white caps. Our problem is we can't seem to maintain control of the boat:
  • Stalling when attempting to tack, then getting pushed back to the original tack
  • Excessive healing resulting in the boom out too far and main lufting
  • No response from the tiller.

Keep in mind we are a crew of 2, totaling just over 300 lbs together!

Should we just stick to our leisurely cruises up to 20 knots, or are we being too timid?
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