A few words from our client from Germany:
“Last week we had 3-5 bft and I was sailing with a friend who has sailed several years Melges 24 (international).
We did not use the backstay, but we did not use a gennaker.
That was not a problem at all and he was really excited about the performance.
Other boats have already incorporated a reef, or have shot in the wind.
We had no problem as the sail puts a lot of pressure into speed and not in heeling.
There should be a lot of sun and little wind next week. Then we know how it sails at less wind.”