Photo gallery

A selection of shots showing the rig described on this website deployed on Song of the Ocean - A Najad 570.

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  • Powering into Admiralty bay, Bequia with single jib and mainsail
  • Dead run under Simbo Rig off Swedish west coast
  • Dead downwind with asymmetric sheet run through turning block above and at end of main boom
  • Reefed inner foresail and mainsail for serious heavy weather
  • Full inner foresail set on mobile forestay incorporating one line of reefing pennants
  • Mainsail redirects wind into leeward jib via its weather twin
  • Simbo Rig displaying leeward jib fully powered by borrowed wind
  • All that's required to execute a gybe is to haul the mainsheet!
  • Short vertical battens provide positive roach and avert furling a fold into the mast
  • Twin jibs with folding collapsible battens, fly in tandem without noticeable wear
  • Jib providing 180 degrees forward visibility on entering Admiralty Bay, Bequia
  • asymmetric spinnaker with snuffer on a broad reach off Sweden
  • Iain & Jan Simpson
  • foot of reefed Simbo Rig in 30kts mid Atlantic
  • A huge merit of the Simbo Rig is the ability to reef the twin sails from the cockpit
  • mainsail and twin jibs in harmony off the west coast of Sweden
  • Simbo Rig from the foredeck
  • Asymmetric reaching on Swedish west coast
  • Full Simbo Rig on west coast of Sweden
  • Twin jibs flown together on the wind
  • 11.9 kts. TWS, 8.4 kts STW, 8.0 kts SOG, full jib and mainsail
  • 11.4 kts TWS, 8.2 kts STW, 8.2 kts SOG, mainsail & jib on close haul
  • Reefed jibs & mainsail 35 kts wind 1000 miles east of Antigua
  • 22 kts reach to the Pitons, St Lucia with stowed whisker poles
  • .......pennies from heaven! Falmouth Hbr. Antigua
  • twin jibs close hauled at dawn, mid Atlantic
  • fore & aft guys, topping lifts, red running & blue reaching sheets, mainboom preventer
  • sheets, double block attached by shockcord to topping lift and fore/aft guys
  • note the difference between the apparent wind off the mainsail displayed by the Greek courtesy flag compared to the true wind illustrated by the burgees at the top spreader’
  • twin jibs off Med. Spain provide a relaxing powerful downwind alternative
  • Sail area can be instantly halved by allowing the weather jib to fly to leeward
  • hands up those who would prefer to fly a spinnaker?
  • 34 kts wind, 12 kts speed, 10.6 kts SOG, 2123 ECT (1923 UT), no worries
  • a hassle free night time rig for single handed watchkeepers
  • all hunkered down for a peaceful night’s sail
  • Simbo Rig from the foredeck, W. coast Sweden
  • Simbo Rig from the foredeck
  • At anchor off Linden, W. coast Sweden
  • The Simbo Rig
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