Ocean Cruising Club

Simpson - Simbo Rig
01 – Twin jibs and mainsail work in harmony to produce maximum downwind drive View article here: http://oceancruisingclub.org/newsitem/396/A-Sail-Management-System-for-Safer-Downwind-Cruising
Simpson - Simbo Rig
02 – The mainsail directs its wind around the mast into the weather jib, which redirects its total accumulation into its leeward twin
Simpson - Simbo Rig
03 – The twin jibs flying in tandem, with their own colour-coded sheets, fairleads and winches
Simpson - Simbo Rig
04 – The twin jibs present a powerful wall of sail downwind, which can instantly revert to upwind headsail trim on releasing the backed weather jib to leeward
Simpson - Simbo Rig
05 – No need for a leeward whisker pole unless wanting to gybe, when it can be rigged whilst the leeward sail is temporally secured by its weather sheet
Simpson - Simbo Rig
06 – Reefed-in twin jibs. Note the five tell-tails streaming off the leeward jib leach
Simpson - Simbo Rig
07 – Speed 12 knots, speed over ground 10·6 knots, true wind speed 34·8 knots, apparent wind speed 25 knots.
Simpson - Simbo Rig
08 – The twin jibs become dominant sails, lifting the bow and creating course stability
Simpson - Simbo Rig
09 – The Simbo Rig without whisker poles or need of foredeck work. Note the true wind angle from the ensign, compared with the apparent wind angle accelerating off the mainsail from the courtesy flag
Simpson - Simbo Rig
10 – The leeward whisker pole secured by a boom lift plus fore and aft guys, the jib sheeted by a red running sheet. Its lazy blue partner crosses via the weather pole in preparation for sailing on the wind
Simpson - Simbo Rig
11 – Spd.10.1Kts., SOG 9.7Kts., TWS 24.5Kts., AWS 15.7Kts., TWA 157°