Originally Posted by lapworth
No storm jib no sailing for you. 30 knots is a small gale warning I drop my sails and head home. I have a smaller boat so the waves on the bay start to over power my engine. If you want to practice storm sailing you might want to bring the storm jib.
I agree with that. The forecast was for a max of 20 knots, I wasn't expecting it to build to 32. Still, the sail should have at least been aboard my boat. 130% in that much breeze is simply too much.
The wind didn't maintain that intensity for long. Unfortunately, I had no idea how long it would last, so I headed in.