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post #7 of Old 07-23-2018
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Re: Pulling down head sail in strong winds?

If you head up into the wind, but just a bit off it to port or stbd. you can release the halyard and quickly head to the bow and pull the sail down without getting beaten badly by the flapping sail. That also allows the mainsail to continue to fill a bit and allow you control the boat. You just need to get the load off the genny and be enough into the wind so that it drops onto the deck and not in the water.

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