Although every account of similar incidents should be a ‘must read’, if you refer to the article by Richard Gooderick from 1999., I must note that it was a subject among several participants of the UKWA Tidal Training in November. Several problematic issues were debated, which are not pointed as such in the article itself. First of those arises in the very first sentence:
“…Wayfarer was comfortable under a well-reefed main and genoa…”
We had a special lecture on sail balance at the training event, and also in accordance to my previous experience with Wayfarer: you should never sail with a genoa and a reefed main.
So take everything (including my own comments) with a grain of salt.