Essential for heavy weather sailing
Easy to hoist over a furling headsail
Sizes available to suit most yachts
Built to our top end Premium Offshore specification
Marine insurance policies can be cheaper
Highly competitive price
2 Colour Options
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Ordering the Correct Size
About Gale Sails
Our RTS Gale Sails are built to our top end Premium Offshore specification. They come in a wide range of sizes at very competitive prices to suit all yachts and catamarans and are an important addition to your sailing wardrobe whether you are a racer or just intend to cruise offshore in safety.
Our RTS Gale Sails are constructed to the highest specification throughout.
· Premium White US Dacron with a highly visible Day-glo Orange luff pocket or FULL AYF compliant 100% Day-Glo Orange
· Strong cross-cut construction
· Stainless steel cringles
· Large corner reinforcing
· UV stabilised thread throughout
· Super strong finish with hand worked leather detailing
· High visibility luff pocket
Selecting Your New Gale Sail
What size do I require?
To save you the effort of calculating the ideal size we have constructed a handy table for easy reference. For example, if you have a 32’ yacht then in referring to the table you will see that a #2 Gale Sail is best for boats 30’ to 35’ in length. It is 5.58m2 in area, is constructed from 8oz Premium US Dacron and has dimensions of – luff: 4.27 Leech: 3.66 and Foot: 2.29.
CHECK THE SIZING CHART FOR SIZES
About Gale Sails
A Gale Sail is a Storm Jib that simply hoists over the top of a furled headsail meaning that the furled sail doesn’t need to be removed. It can be hoisted with the spinnaker halyard or a spare jib halyard.
This is the safest and easiest way to hoist a storm jib on a cruising boat with a furling headsail as it eliminates the dangerous job of unfurling, dropping and stowing away the furled sail in windy conditions in order to hoist the Storm Jib. Further, since it is hoisted over the furled headsail, the Gale Sail has a great aerodynamic shape, much better than either a conventional Storm Jib hanked on to a removeable headstay, or a partially furled headsail, which most of the time has not been designed or built for that purpose. Further, the Gale Sail slides up and down amazingly well because Dacron slides over itself very well.
By using a Gale Sail in heavy weather conditions the centre of effort is reduced which means less heeling and better steering.
Many sailors tend to purchase a storm Gale Sail one size larger than required so it can double as an inner Staysail for use in windy areas.
Delivery and Warrantee
Once we finalise your order with you, then delivery is usually about 3 - 4 weeks however it may vary depending on sail size and construction time.
Naturally, all of our sails come with FULL Warrantee on workmanship.
We carry a full range of products to complement your new RTS Gale Sail including:
· Box Bags
· Gale Sail Sheets
· Turning Blocks
Feel free to also contact us with any questions or requirements you may have.