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Old 10-09-2011
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heavy weather sailing

In the new orleans area,, starting to get into the heavy wind time of year...

Only been sailing for 8 months or so and wanting to learn a lil more about sailing in higher winds....

I know i can reef or double reef,,, but at what point do you need to reduce the head sail size. Is there a magical number... I am going to be useing the 100%... I have a 31 Niagara...

I have the harken carbo raceing foil #6, and was wanting to know if i can use a gail sale, or storm sail.... It will not be hoisted all the way to the top,, so would it rip out of the foil??? and do i need and exact cut sail, or can i just use a smaller sail in the heavy winds.... thanks,,, Kevin
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