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Re: wind conditions and reefing
In that case the effect is likely to be minimal at best, and could even make the boat tip more. The guys on the high side, when heeled, could be over the centre of mass, while the low side have a considerable arm. As the boat heels more, mass higher up has the effect of reducing the righting moment.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay