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post #1 of Old 07-26-2012 Thread Starter
AndreasNYC
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wind conditions and reefing

Hello Everyone

I was going to go sailing today.

I am in Manhattan.

There is a small craft advisory.

It indicates 15-20 kt winds with gusts up to 30 kt.

On my boat you are supposed to put a reef in at 20 kts.

So do I reef the sail or not?

what happens if I am not reefed and I hit a 30kt gust? Can I just head out of the wind a little and stay level? Or is that too dangerous?

Andreas
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