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Source: Use your jib lead and main traveller to de-power the rig as the wind increases

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NOT QUITE READY TO REEF

Q: I race on a small lake in the Midwest, and most afternoons the wind picks up and is fairly steady, but because of the hills around the lake we oft en get squalls that come through. They don’t last long enough to justify taking a reef, so I was wondering what

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