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Robert Knox

This question is not exactly a sail plan question , but it is related. I have experience with a sloop but not with a cutter. I recently bought a W32 and went out for my first sail yesterday. I ran into 40knot winds. I reefed my main. Took down the staysail, and keep a little jib up using the roler furling. With this config, I could not seem to point higher than a beam reach, and could not tack, each time stalling out in irons. Any advise on sail layout?
Thanks very much.
Robert Knox

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