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Got knocked down this weekend. Columbus Day Regatta. To be honest, things happened way too fast to get scared. Boat made a hard turn, we had the rail in the water, then she popped right up as soon as we were bow in the wind.

Then the fun started because our sails were flogging like crazy. Managed to furl the genoa and then turn limp away under main alone.

Probably lost a few years off the genoa, but the crew was well and all ended ok. We withdrew from the race, thats for sure.

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Don't worry GeorgeB...I hardly ever let anything beat me. I just want to know where to expect the limit to be...because I will be pushing them...little by little.
I have a fairly safe playground here. Never to far from shore, boat is well equiped, I have a PFD on, little to no fetch to grow waves, and the wind is reasonable. Biggest drawback is the wind can be gusty. So I go from barely moving to on my ear in less than 100yards especially along the shore. It makes sail selection difficult.
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at what degree of incline is considered dangerous?

you asked "at what degree of incline is considered dangerous?"

the inclinometer on my boat registers incline up to 45 degrees. i would consider anything over 45 to be "dangerous", without question, as the result of a gust or a tactical error at this degree of angle could result in a knockdown. John Rousmaniere, proficient sailor and author of 28 sailing books, suggests that you reduce sail after 25 degrees of incline -- i would agree with him. i try to sail at 15 degrees of incline.
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I only have three sails for my Pearson 26 One Design. A 150 and a 100 plus the mainsail. I use the 100 when the wind is more than about 10 mph. Anything under 10 mph I will use the 150. If the wind is gusting over 20 mph I have to reef the main, but I usually just stay home because the lake where I sail gets really choppy. My boat is happiest when the wind is steady at around 8-9 mph using the 150. Great speed, 10 to 15 degrees of heel and great helm feel. I'm also able to point higher with the 150.
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