Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Storm jib

An important safety aspect of sailing is to adjust the amount of sail to suit the wind conditions. As the wind speed increases the crew should progressively reduce the amount of sail (wiki).
Here's a good example of reduced sail while sailing in the Gulf with a strong Bora wind (probably 20/25 knots). No mainsail up, just a storm jib, a small sail made out of heavy cloth for use in heavy weather.

4 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Una vita in una città di mare e distinguo a malapena un remo da una vela...

Bolina Stretta said...

Stavolta mi hai fatto quasi piangere... Sono un "ex" della Pietas Julia di Sistiana.
Dai gloriosi Optimist, al Flying Dutchman, al Laser ... Quella foto mi toglie il fiato. Sento i refol di bora, e la gioia di chi e' al timone.

Ma non si chiama "tormetina" ?? ;-)

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Tash said...

Wonderful shot! Beauty on water. One thing about Bora (Bura in Croatian) is that it clears the fog.

valeria said...

That looks like a fine classic boat. Do you know more about it?