the other day, i was playing with sail trim at 48 deg app with one reef in main and around 15-20 kn true wind
Here it comes 45 kn squall !
First time for me with so much sails
Managed to depower jib
and relelase mainsheet and tried to turn off the wind
to hide behind land mass near by. Surprised that it was not possible ! As jib
disappeared behind main, pressure on main rotated boat
Gave up and turned against wind, turned on engine
, packed up jib and then main. And then wind has gone !
whew ! learned something new. All it would take to depower is turning to 35 app and can actually continue to sail. Sail trim is also important I have learned. Setting it more 'racing way' more like blade is much easier to depower than setting up less sensitive balooney way as depowering takes larger angle to travel.