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Re: Storm jib for CS30?

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Thanks everyone for your comments. Sounds like I should hold off on the storm jib. I do have one remaining question though. I see how a partially (or even mostly) furled headsail would be the answer for reaching or downwind. But what if winds are up and your destination is upwind? Wouldn't a storm jib do a much better job of pointing? Otherwise your choices are unfurled jib (i've been using #3 all season) and too much heeling or partially furled jib and poor sail shape?
A storm jib is a heavy, small sail suitable for 40 knots or so and up, a survival sail. For over 20 to low 30s the proper, effective solution is a #3 like 90-100%. If you are on a budget (like me) you can partially furl your existing sail and lose a few degrees in pointing ability. But you'll go upwind just fine. See a video on sailing with a furled jib
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Re: Storm jib for CS30?

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A storm jib is a heavy, small sail suitable for 40 knots or so and up, a survival sail. For over 20 to low 30s the proper, effective solution is a #3 like 90-100%. If you are on a budget (like me) you can partially furl your existing sail and lose a few degrees in pointing ability. But you'll go upwind just fine. See a video on sailing with a furled jib

That was a useful and fun link, thanks. Pretty good sound track too haha.

Time to play around in the wind a bit more I think. Great thread, thanks everyone for all the insights.

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