We all hope we never use one but it’s astonishing how well your boat will sail with the correct sails if you get caught out in stormy weather. Super strong construction, usually in high visibilty orange, racing rules compliant. See our rigging section or talk to one of our experts re easy handling solutions for all types of mast. Think of it as safety equipment.
- High visibility heavy weight Dacron
- Triple or quadruple sewn
- Extra heavy duty hanks
- Extra heavy reinforcement
- Cut to suit ORC storm sail regulations
- Optional wrap around option for use with roller reefing genoa
The very best solution for setting is to have the sail hanked onto a stay. A common compromise is a wraparound sail which literally wraps around a furled roller reefing genoa. It does work but be prepared for some collateral damage to headsail and/or reefing system. Forget the idea of setting a storm jib flying, only those who have never hoisted a storm jib in real anger could possibly think it’s a good idea. Speak to one of our team for first hand experience and advice on solutions for fitting emergency inner forestays.
This is a bit personal. Everybody who sails the English Channel and further afield should have one. Storm Sails are proper safety equipment, like flares and life rafts. When it’s cold, wet and windy and getting a long way from home and you’re on your last reef, proper storm sails seem very cheap at that time.