Really?!?! You've never heard of traveling out and pinching up?
So you sail solo on your 16 or 18 in wind 25 mph & up?
I have. A few were not by choice. One time a squall hit so it was either scream and flail about or use the skills I've learned over the years and make it to shore safely with me and the boat in one piece.
So, are you
1. A scream and flail about type
2. Do you use what little skills you have to survive?
I sail my Wave solo in wind 25 to 30 mph by choice & LOVE it! The only thing screaming is the wind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!