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Having been in Texas last year, I knew I needed a smaller sail - so I picked up a 3.7 - pretty small for a Michigan sailor, right?  Apparently not small enough for yesterday - here's what NOAA said about the wind here in Corpus Christi yesterday:
Sustained 54 mph with gusts to 63 mph at kcrp ASOS.
I have no idea what you would have needed yesterday (2.0 or less, probably), and quite honestly, I'm not inclined to find out.  We couldn't even *walk* normally in the gusts and everything on the beach was getting sandblasted.  How anyone could rig a sail is beyond me.  Anyway, I guess I'm going to have to decide whether to look for a 3.4, or just quit when the 3.7 doesn't work anymore.

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Yikes, sounds like da gorge!

I talked to Dale Cook (Sailworks) one time and he told me that he rigs his 4.7  (or 4.8?) Hucker in up to 55 mph winds!   I've seen him out there on at least 1 m2 bigger than everyone else and absolutely flying, but a 3.0 would be big in those winds.

Mike:  I guess you didn't go to Bonaire this year?



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