When sailing in the night, reducing the area of the sails (reefing) as a safety precaution in rough weather can be challenging. In the darkness, with a black sky and a black sea, there is little orientation. Video from the February transatlantic crossing by Ivan.
Adrian, Dirk, Claudia an Fred tested our new gennaker. 110 square meter for ligth wind condtions.
The high wind zones between the montaineous Capeverdian Islands, here between Brava and Fogo, are well known. Always expect six to seven Beaufort. And be prepared for more.