I am wondering what the safe wind
speeds are to use our cruising spinnaker
(I don't know what the exact size is, it was on the boat when we bought it). Our boat doesn't have a backstay so on a downwind run I would guess you can get some fairly high loads in the main stays which are swept slightly aft of the mast
There is a note in the manual warning not to use the Jib
alone in more than 30 knots of wind
- I suspect this is the reason why.