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Storm Sails 

Rolly Tasker ready-made storm sails (trysails, storm jibs and gale sails) are designed and made for extreme conditions.  Heavy duty reliability at reasonable costs made possible by pre-fabricating to standard sizes with options available in colour and set.  All storm sails are made to high-end Premium Offshore specification.


A trysail is used in heavy weather as a replacement to the mainsail.  The Rolly Tasker Sails storm trysail is made of top end heavy US Dacron in white with a bright orange patch on each side, or completely in bright orange for best conspicuity.  It is made in strong cross-cut design with special corner reinforcing and stainless-steel cringles.  Finishing is hand-made with leather detailing.

The trysail can be set either in the standard mast groove or on a dedicated mast track next to it. Alternatively, the mainsail halyard can be fixed to the gooseneck; the trysail can then be attached to the halyard with hanks and hoisted with the boom topping lift.


Storm Jib

The Rolly Tasker Sails storm jibs are also designed in robust cross-cut and made of top-quality Dacron with extra strong corner reinforcements, hand-finishing and quality detailing with leather reinforcements and stainless-steel rings.  The storm jibs can either be delivered in full orange or in white with orange patches.  The luff can either be provided with a luff tape, stainless-steel snap hanks or brass piston hanks, depending on how the sail will be hoisted.

Normally the storm jib will be hoisted on a dedicated inner stay or on the forestay.  On a dedicated stay, the storm jib will be hanked-on while on the genoa furling profile, the storm jib will slide inside the groove just like the genoa or other standard foresails.


Gale Sail

The Rolly Tasker gale sail is a storm jib specially designed for very easy use over the furled-up foresail.  It eliminates the task of lowering, removing and stowing the furling headsail prior to hoisting the storm jib inside the luff groove.  Instead, the gale sail has a wide Dacron sleeve that just slides over the furled foresail.  The sail slides up and down very easily because Dacron on Dacron slides smoothly.  The sail can be hoisted on the spinnaker or spare headsail halyard.

The gale sail has a perfect aerodynamic shape and luff due to the sleeve over the furled foresail.  It is a great alternative to a partially furled (reefed) headsail which, when furled to less than half of its original size, does not have an ideal shape anymore.

Gale sails are made of the same high quality Dacron and to the same high specification as the standard storm jib.

Choosing Storm Sails

All Rolly Tasker storm sails come in many different sizes to suit most yachts from 16’ to 55’ length.

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Ready-Made Storm Sails at a glance:

✓  High level Offshore construction

✓  Ready to sail

✓  Best quality to price ratio

✓  Fast world-wide delivery

✓  Sizes to fit boats from 16 to 55’

Standard specification includes:

✓  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

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