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Chris Wilkie and Margaret Beasley

For ‘How to Tame your Storm Jib’

The crew of Storm Bay of Hobart discovered that deploying a storm jib safely under adverse sea conditions and high winds requires some forward planning and plenty of practice. Their experience stems from having to deploy it under estimated Force 9 conditions. After the sail bag filled with air and the shackle and piston hanks proved there were not enough hands to hold on and deploy the sail at the same time, they vowed to redesign their storm jib for deployment during storms. Their article “How to Tame Your Storm Jib” was well thought out and presented valuable information that could contribute to the safety of our members under challenging conditions.