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Reefing Beetle Cats
"Howard I. Chapelle once said that "modern yachtsmen have developed an allergy against reefing." (The Catboat Book) Many exceptions to this statement can certainly be found, but as a whole, Beetle Cat sailors are unquestionably one of the most "allergic" groups around. The prevailing attitude among Beetle Catters is that reefing is for sissies, while the prevailing practice (except for scheduled races) is not to go sailing if it gets too windy. This is a rather unfortunate situation for a couple of reasons."
(Submitted by Noel Mon Aug 9, 2004 )
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