Your current sail wardrobe on your boat “Perie Banou II”, an S&S 39?
Well they are all Rolly Tasker sails. Nothing special, nothing fancy. I’ve got a full hoist mainsail, a couple of small furling headsails, a #3 and #4, a storm jib and trysail and a couple of spinnakers. I use my spinnaker pole or a jockey pole to pole out the headsails if I’m running down wind.
I do use a Dyneema inner forestay with a multi-purchase system, but I don’t run a sail on it, plus runners – all basically to strengthen the rig.
Increasingly I’m going for smaller Tasker headsails for ease of handling. Circumnavigations aren’t a race, its all about balance and ease of sailing. In fact I just cut my 130% headsail down to a #3 which at 80 years of age makes it that much easier for me to handle the boat.’