Storm sails are a necessity when sailing offshore in areas with the risk of strong winds and heavy weather.

They are also demanded as being part of the sail wardrobe by most international organizations for offshore racing events including Australia. Marine annual insurance premiums are usually cheaper if leisure boats carry them onboard.

In using storm sails in heavy weather conditions the centre of effort is reduced which means less heeling and better steering. Many sailors tend to purchase a storm jib sail one size larger than required so it can double as an inner staysail for use in windy areas.

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Rolly Tasker makes storm sails to standard sizes. They are rugged and strongly finished to ensure they are capable of handling storm conditions reliably and give trouble free use. The sailcloth used is heavy duty dacron constructed with over sized and heavy corner patches with webbing and hand sewn leather re-enforcement: the seams are triple stitched and leech lines installed. They are made in plain white with highly visible orange balls both sides of the sail, or for a small additional cost the full sail can be made all orange which is an Australian Yachting Federation requirement when racing offshore.

Storm jibs have the option of brass hanks on the luff, or a luff tape if feeding into a furling unit. Trysails can be equipped with luff slides, or left with eyelets for parrel beads to be installed.

CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATION

Our Storm Sails are constructed to the highest offshore specification throughout.

  • Top end Premium US Dacron

  • Strong cross-cut construction

  • Stainless steel cringles

  • Large corner reinforcing

  • UV stabilized thread throughout

  • Super strong finish with hand worked leather detailing

what size do i require

We have a large range of standard sizes to suit all boat sizes at very competitive prices.

Checkout the sizing charts below or email us at any time and we can work it out for you.

This is the AYF Rule for maximum sizes - Please also see our recommended sizes on our sizing charts.

  • 1. A storm jib of area not greater than 5% x (height of the 12 fore-triangle (I) 2, and luff maximum length 65% height

  • 2. of the fore-triangle.

  • 3. (b) A storm trysail capable of being sheeted independently 12 of the boom with area not greater than 17.5% x (mainsail)

  • 4. luff length x mainsail foot length).

  • 5. The storm trysail shall have neither headboard nor battens.


Colours

We offer two colour options.

White with large day-glow orange patch

Full day-glow orange

White with the large day-glow patch is perfect for cruisers, however if you are racing the Australian Yachting Federation (AYF) and most other international bodies require the Stormsail to be full day-glow in colour.

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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.

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ABOUT STORM TRYSAILS

A Storm Trysail is a small triangular sail with a 'droopy' clew that is hoisted by a halyard on the mast and is sheeted independent of the boom. It is preferable to use a separate track on the mast to avoid the potential danger of removing your mainsail in heavy weather conditions.

Storm Trysails 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.

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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. 

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