Well I finally experienced it. Nowhere close to the image above, but I felt it a bit… When a sail is too big for the weather conditions they call it being overpowered. Up to now I have not had that experience. I went out for a sail again (2nd time this week!) and it was blowing about 15 knots. I had the big 155 sail up and the fun began! I sailed out of the harbor and the waves were a tad bit choppy and about 3-4 feet. Nothing crazy. The wind was a constant 15 knots or so. The boat was well behaved, and powered up…but I was feeling a tad bit uncomfortable when it came to tacking. So I did a few tacks…they were UGLY. LOL. Usually the sail went flying way to fast, the boat over rotated, and I ended up having to crank the sail in with the winch. ALOT of work with the 155. It was a handful singlehanded. In hindsight I should have furled it in a bit to maybe a 125. I am curious how that will affect the shape of the sail. I stayed out a bit in those conditions. I feel anytime I feel relatively safe and I can be in conditions that are usually different and challenging then its a wonderful experience. So I did a few more tacks all relatively ugly and sloppy and stayed out long enough for a whale sighting! That never gets old. Its been 3 years and I am still loving the sailing life and learning more each outing. Looking forward to this sailing season!