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Wait for a calm day and take off the furling genny and the main sail. Keep them in a garage or basement.
It is really a bad idea to leave the sails on the boat. There is UV exposure, mildew and chafing from winter storms to contend with plus a furled genny adds wind resistance where you need it least.
It is a good idea if you really want to buy a new set of sails though since the sails you left on the boat may get trashed.
Take 'em off.
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