The forecast was for 15-25kts of wind and it barely made it to 20 gusts. Many times folks will swear at the high wind. I fix that alarm by carrying my own anemometer. And in this sailing session I used it. Only once did i see a flash reading of 24kts. Most of them were up to 16 at best. Nonetheless, it was great sailing for Springtime.
She is on the market now and a number of folks are biting but until she is given permission to part company, she'll be happily sailing across the lake as she's done so well for the past 4 years.
As you watch this video, watch for the heel and note the balance of the sail plan with the wind. A first reef lessons the impact of the gusts while the genoa is tightened forward and I've borrowed the winch to barber-haul it a bit more so that it is inline with the main. Very very little weather helm at all.