The sails in your sail locker make a huge difference when cruising longterm offshore. You need to be able to pull out different weight clothes for different wind angles and strengths. In this video we try to break things down as simple as possible without boring you. Hopefully we achieved a good balance.
You can find our current reefing chart here. This is our bible when the wind starts to build. It’s amazing how brain dead we can get while on passage. This laminated chart sits right beside our navigation computer all the time. Seems simple stupid but it works and we do actually rely on it heavily and repeatedly. Make your own with the Excel file or print out the PDF version and start with that.