Hi Cat Man, I agree with the article, well written. Everything I've read would indicate the danger
point for multi's is breaking waves higher than beam (ie size buys safety
, M&M recomends 46' minimum for crossing oceans) and gusts over 35 with full working sails
(ie caution is needed when rounding bluffs where wind
can funnel or squalls with quickly building breezes). Most cruising multi designers calcualte 16 degree of heel will be reached at 35 knots with full working sails
Honestly most of us don't sail where we see large breaking waves. We do see big breezes off land but that can be anticipated.