Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
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It depends on the boat and crew. On Island Breeze (56') I've sailed her comfortably in twenty-five knots, and start thinking about reefing in at 30. On my own Morgan, I put the first reef in at 20, the second at 30, and the last one at 40. On my old 29' boat, I put the first reef in at 15 if I was going to weather, because she was a ULDB, with hard chines and liked to sail "standing up". She'd bury her rail in 15 knots with full main and a 130 jib.
As to what would keep me ashore, I guess it would depend on the situation. I'm getting to the point where I don't care much for adrenaline sailing. Been there, done that. I still like getting to hull speed, but not at the expense of being beaten to death in the process.
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