Re: Tacking in heavy winds
I've run into the same problem with just the foresail - just the main doesn't work a heck of a lot better in heavy weather.
The few times I've been caught out in it - or foolishly just really wanted to sail regardless of the weather - I just have to reef, let the sails spill air and deal with the heel.
And like Faster said with jibing instead of tacking. Guess when in doubt, come about doesn't always work.