Storm sail

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Related to storm sails: storm trysail
(Naut.) any one of a number of strong, heavy sails that are bent and set in stormy weather.

See also: Storm

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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.
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.
When I was helming we hoisted the storm sails and put three reefs in the main sail.
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.
Once we are in the Harbour, we report to the Race Committee vessels with storm sails set (this is mandatory as per the Sailing Instructions), then the crew practises sail changes and manoeuvres.
All competing yachts must report into the Race Committee Vessel with their orange storm sails set, and once this is complete yachts can test crew work, check the sails and gear, and get ready for their 628 nautical mile journey south!
* Once we are in the Harbour, the boat reports into the Race Committee vessel with storm sails set (this is mandatoiy as per the Sailing Instructions) and then the crew practices sail changes and various manoeuvres.
* Once we are in the Harbour, the boat reports into the Race Committee vessel with storm sails set (this is mandatory as per the Sailing Instructions) and then the crew practices sail changes and various manoeuvres.
According to Contender, Fibercon "maximises the number of warp and fill intersections to lock in bias stability, resulting in the tightest of weaves." Fibercon is also available in different weights as well, so you will likelv see it pop up in a number of different size headsails, mainsails and storm sails. Fibercon sails are not just pitched at the cruising market, with three product lines in the Fibercon line up including the Pro and Competition ranges for better performance.