Hi Aurora

It’s a well known phenomenon, especially with the smaller boats. If you look back through the old postings you’ll find stuff that I put on about my experience with my B32 ‘Another Fantasy’. It’s my view that the genoa as supplied is too big and too fully cut. The trick unfortunately is to change to a slightly smaller, flatter cut sail which makes a world of difference. I use two different jibs, a 135% triradial for light weather and a 110% crosscut laminate for force 5 upwards. Also, make sure that you’ve got the main trimmed as flat as you can get it and be prepared to take in the first reef fairly early. Check that your forestay is nice and tight, don’t be afraid to be fairly brutal with the backstay tension and all will be well!!

Good luck

Ian Culley/Another Fantasy