Sail Management Plan
WINDSPEED
(knots)
MAIN
GENOA
STAYSAIL
 0 - 18
FULL
FULL
FURL
 6 - 22
FULL
FULL
FULL
22 - 25
FULL
FURL FRONT OF MAST
FULL
25 - 27
1st REEF
FURL FRONT OF MAST
FULL
27 - 32
2nd REEF
FURL FRONT OF MAST
FULL
30 - 35
2nd REEF
HALF FURL
FULL
35 - 40
SOLAR PANELS
32 - 45 
3rd REEF
FURL
FULL
45 knots
TRISAIL & STORM STAYSAIL READIED TO DEPLOY
42 - 50
3rd REEF
FURL
HALF FURL
50 knots
WIND GENERATORS ARE RATED TO 110mph
50 - 55
3rd REEF
DROP SAIL
STORM STAYSAIL
55+
TRISAIL
DROP SAIL
STORM STAYSAIL
This plan was calculated as follows:
  1. We took the Challenge Business sail management plan and calculated relative sail areas for the fore triangles.
  2. We calculated equivalent areas for the Genoa/Staysail and expressed them in terms of simple measures that could be worked out visually from on deck.

NOTES:  HIGH WIND STRENGTHS

1.  Secure all FURLED sails with ties

2.  IF sustained winds of 55+ knots are anticiapted:

  • REMOVE GENOA from main forestay.  
  • Roll and drop into sail locker or lash down to foot rails on deck.
  • Consider removing main sail - or securely lash to boom.
3.  STORM STAYSAIL fits over furled Staysail

4.  Bring down SOLAR PANELS above 35-40 knots.

5.  Secure WIND GENERATORS above 50 knots.?