I was being kind. Both sails were seriously oversheeted. Look at the vertical creases through the middle of the main and how tight the foot of the jib is. Check the bottom two seams coming off the forestay. The wind in the pic looks only about 7 or 8 knots.
Ancient memory says 110ish?
Prob'ly about right. If I recall correcly, mainsail luff ("P") was usually around 105 feet on the maxis.
Heh. I got to "enjoy" a round-down/pole-in-the-water/crash-gibe while at the masthead of a pocket-maxi, once. that was an "interesting" few minutes... more than enough time to ponder whether or not spiking myself off the halyard would be a good idea if the rig broke somewhere below me...In any event, it was a long way up at night offshore, to un-cross halyards after too many peels. Happy days.