- Essential for heavy weather sailing
- Sizes available to suit all yachts
- Built to our top end Premium Offshore specification
- Marine insurance policies can be cheaper
- Highly competitive price
Below find further information on -
- Construction Specification
- Ordering the Correct Size
- About Storm Jibs
- Additional Products
Our RTS Storm Jibs are built to our top end Premium Offshore specification and, when ordered in solid Dayglo Orange, they also fully meet AYF (Australian Yachting Federation) offshore racing requirements. 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.
We can supply your new Storm Jib in plain White Premium US Dacron with a highly visible Dayglo Orange patch on either side of the sail, or for a small additional cost, in full Dayglo Orange, which is an Australian Yachting Federation requirement when racing offshore.
Storm Jibs have the option of brass or stainless steel hanks on the luff, or a luff tape if feeding into a luff slide.
Our RTS Storm Jibs are constructed to the highest specification throughout.
· Top end Premium US Dacron – White or Dayglo Orange
· Strong cross-cut construction
· Stainless steel cringles
· Large corner reinforcing
· UV stabilised thread throughout
· Super strong finish with hand worked leather detailing
Selecting Your New Storm Jib
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 30’ yacht then in referring to the table you will see that a #6 Storm Jib is best for boats 29’ to 32’ in length. It is 5.76m2 in area, is constructed from 8oz Premium US Dacron and has dimensions of – luff: 5.49 Leech: 4.23 and Foot: 2.62.
Check The Following Chart for Sizes
If you are a racer then you should also refer to the following AYF Rule for to ensure that you comply.
Storm Jib - A storm jib of area not greater than 5% x (height of the 12 foretriangle (I) 2, and luff maximum length 65% height of the foretriangle.
Delivery and Warrantee
Once we finalise your order with you then delivery is usually about 3 weeks however it may vary depending on sail size and construction time.
Naturally, all of our sails come with FULL Warrantee on workmanship.
About Storm Jibs
Storm Jibs are a necessity when sailing offshore in areas with a risk of strong winds and heavy weather. They are also demanded as being part of the sail wardrobe by most international organisations for offshore racing events including Australia. And did you know that Marine insurance premiums can be cheaper if leisure boats carry them on board.
By using Storm Jibs in heavy weather conditions the centre of effort is reduced which means less heeling and better steering. Many cruising sailors purchase a Storm Jib sail one size larger than required so it can double as an inner staysail for use in windy areas.
We carry a full range of products to complement your new Storm Sails including:
· Sail numbers for your Storm Jib
· Storm Sheets – AYF recommend that these are permanently attached to the jib
· Turning Blocks
Feel free to also contact us with any questions or requirements you may have.