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Dave King
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Ahoy Joaquim,
In 40k winds foreward of the beam, I would not have any headsail out. I would probably be double reefed with a staysail and have my running backs up. On a close reach, Saraband would be doing 7 1/2 knots in those conditions and would have no trouble coming about. Check the tension on the headstay and inner stay. If they are too loose the pull is all sideways, inhibiting the ability for the bow to pass through the wind. The running backs help to keep tension on the inner stay. Where do you live? Maybe I could stop by and take a look. Good luck, Dave

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