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Laser 28s, Hotfoot 27s and other performance designs often put that much (or more) prebend in the rig - but they need to have mainsails designed/cut to match.
I wouldn't be surprised if that's normal, but it is also possible the backstay was left tensioned up .....
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)