How long have you been sailing? What sails do you have up? Without knowing, it sounds like you have a genoa (roller furling?) up with a reefed main when you might consider having a reefed main and a #3 or #4 (if the waves are biggish) headsail. A luffing main doesn't make the boat heel, but a large, full headsail sure will. Sailing well and comfortably in higher winds is about sail choice, trim, and driving skill. You've got a tough little boat that should handle those conditions pretty easily. See if you can get a more experienced sailor out with you when you're near the top of your comfort zone. They should be able to help get things sorted out.
Last edited by puddinlegs; 07-14-2011 at 01:27 PM.