Join Date: Jul 2017
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Pulling down head sail in strong winds?
So, the other day (my buddy helping me) and we're sailing on a port "beam" point of sail, 20 mph winds, 150 Genoa and full main (30 ft. ODay). We decide to put the head sail down because we were going to stop for lunch. After turning the boat windward and putting into irons, my buddy, dealing with a flapping head sail asks, "is there really no easier way to to this?".
So, my question is, "is there any better way to raise or lower a sail when i decent winds"? That day the sail was flapping so hard I thought it was either going to beat him to death or throw him in the water!!