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post #42 of Old 07-26-2011
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I have sailed my 1984 Mark I (38') to/from St. Pete/Isla Mujeres, Mexico three times without issue. We encountered wind up to 45 kts and seas up to 20' and never felt out of control. In the breeze, we use a 100sf gale sail and double reefed main and we were pointing at about 40 degrees even in those conditions. Did pretty well in the race too ... Regata del Sol al Sol
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