rquadri, I have been in winds around the 20s and big waves in Puget Sound. Was never worried for my boat. You made a good choice
Dito for me in the Georgia Strait, these boats are awesome! I had a 150% Genoa as a headsail not expecting winds over 10 knts when a 25 knot wind hit midship & swung her down to a 30deg heal without any water coming in. (except my pants!