Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newark Valley, NY
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When in doubt - reef! Better to take the reef out after you are out in light wind, than trying to put the reef in after you are out in heavy wind!
If you didn't or couldn't reef and the wind gets too much for your comfort level, just let the boom out to dump the winfd out of the main (let the crew know so they can duck, and plan on a lot of noise from lufting), and drop the jib (just be sure to have one of your crew pulling it down as to not dump it in the drink!)