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Given a moderate weather window, this is only an extended daysail, so you're good to go...
I would consider harnesses and tethers and maybe installing a couple of padeyes and a jackline for going forward, however. It's a pretty light boat with a relatively small rudder and a good swell is going to make it rolly. Not unstable, but more rolly than inshore sailing will generally provide, so it's a question of keeping the crew low and attached to the boat.
I would also consider positive locking with barrel bolts for the dropboards. One of the things I dislike about the Cat 30 is that gigantic companionway, and out of sight of shore, I would very much want at least the first board locked in place if a big 'un came in over the stern.
Other than that, just watch your weather forecasts. You probably know better than me that a Catalina 30 can get a little squirrelly to steer on a run past 22 knots or so.
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