He painted it from description, but of course, as you very sensibly say, all was snug below and she carried storm sails
and double-reefed topsails, for it was blowing a cyclone from the sou'east.
With the decrease in wind intensity, the crew lowered the smaller storm sail
and raised the larger main sail on the main mast as well as a new a€?trapezoidala€Y sail on the mizzen mast.
CUP TIE SAT DOWN STORM SAIL
MOD CONS CHESS CLUB CUT PIE SAD TOWN STORES MAIL MOCK DONS CHECK SLUB MALE DOVE MADE DOVE 2.
They lost their storm sail
, the engine room flooded and their radio batteries nearly went flat before an emergency beacon alerted New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre to their plight.
We started Boxing Day by departing the dock at 10.30 am and did our storm sail
These included: two independent auto pilots; four ways of generating a GPS fix; paper charts as well as electronic charts; two complete sets of storm sails
; additional pad-eyes on the deck in case I needed to build a jury rig; Category o medical kit; back-ups in my battery system and multiple ways of generating power; as well as multiple ways of communicating.
The Storm sailed
through their semi-final with Stefan Nielsen unbeaten despite having to ride through the pain barrier after a first-bend clash with Cradley's Nathan Greaves in Heat 1.
Hitting the choppy November waves in strong winds may not be everyone's idea of a good time, but from the moment we hoist the storm sails
adrenaline pumped through me.
Conditions varied for the three-day event with full rig for the opening races and storm sails
as the wind increased considerably.
When I was helming we hoisted the storm sails
and put three reefs in the main sail.
In sustained gale force conditions, with frequent gusts more than double the strength of the wind, storm sails
came out of lockers.
Not sure how you go about reefing them or taking them down and going to storm sails