The use of jibs has been piloted by the newly formed Antiguan
fleet who sail largely in strong winds often with small or
inexperienced Dragon crews. Sailors report boat handling and
manoeuvrability is maintained using the smaller headsail and
the new jibs are a welcome addition to their sail wardrobe.
Jibs are available from Petticrows by Hoj-Jensen design.
A small and simple modification is required to sail using
a jib, this is the a small length of track/block fixed to
the deck to allow the jib sheets to pass through in a forward
position. A fittings kit is available through our Dragon Parts.