I sailed the Worrell in 1982 and 83 in Hobie 16's. First time in my life I ever reefed a Hobie main was in 1983 in 30-45 knot winds off of north carolina. ... and no jib.. No way I would have left the beach with more sail up. (The wind came up halfway thru the leg, so we had a bit of fun with the full kit for a while until we came to our senses.) I didnt see any reefing ability on any of the F-18 cats.. Sometimes hitting the beach is the better part of valor.The boards on Sir Smyth's boat look really interesting, really fast too. Is there an F18 model out there that would maybe be faster? You'd have to surmise that today's beatdown was mostly the result of a simply masterful, next-level performance by the winners. If they sail tomorrow it could be really tough out there. I know it's sacrilegious to utter these words but do any of these guy have a way to reef their mains? If it does blow 30 with the forecasted sea state and they are forced to reach that would require some very high level skills and probably some luck to finish. What type of self-flagellation shall I perform to cleanse myself from using the word "reef?" I do believe though, that if you gotta reach in that kinda wind a full main is gonna be a problem. I believe! Hallelujah!