Hi to all FP owners, I use on my Lavezzi
the following: upto 18 knots... no reefing. Between 18 - 24 first reef on the main and the genoa
. Between 24 - 30 knots, 2nd reef on both, 30 -34 knots, 3 reef on both, 34-40 knots, lowered main and genoa
on 4th mark. Now, these numbers change when wind
angels are 120-180. Some comments on this: obviously and in some occasions (gusts) i let it sail as is and dont feel this is too much strain on the rig, but usualy i am very alert to follow these (manufacturer manual) guide lines, and indeed once reefed things just handle better. In the region where i am now, i usualy start sailing with the first reef in. One of the reasons is that, to put a reef in, i find it at some times rather cumbersome (single handed): first to furl the genoa, keep her in the wind
, put the reef in, and then get back on course, unfurling the genoa... (at least that is how i do it). Also, and in addition a question to the forum: how abt using genaker sails
(i have one 138sqm) and feel safe to use this one (no main, no genoa) upto 15 knots winds, but actualy i think that this genaker is so large that maybe i should stop using it above 10 knots. I would like to learn the experiences of the members of this forum. Best rgds and fair winds..