Non-Overlapping Jib or Genoa

Most new cruising boats are being designed with foresails that do not extend beyond the mast. Non-overlapping sails have increased in popularity since they are easier tack and trim. They also allow better visibility.

Technical Trivia: The definition of a foresail that does not overlap the mast is a “jib,” while the definition of a foresail that overlaps the mast is a “genoa.” Most people use these terms interchangeably.

Non-overlapping Tape-Drive Passagemaker Jib on an Arcona 380. Click to enlarge.