RL24, RL28, and RL34 Trailable Yachts
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Replying to:Heavy weather sailing in an RL24 - drop the jib or the main first?
I recently spent a wonderful 9 days cruising the Gippsland Lakes with the Baysiders We had some really strong winds, including being locked into Paynesville for 3 days My RL24 is a Mark 1, and is pretty easily overpowered, with plenty of sail area and only 100kg in the centreboard Also, I was single-handing, with my wife not there as movable ballast Although I reefed the main, it was not enough to sail comfortably If I'm going to drop a sail, is it best to drop the main or jib first? Does it also depend on whether I'm running, reaching or pointing? I could just try one and then the other, but would be grateful for any pointers first