I don't think anyone would "normally" paint
(a) Get it made out of a high visibility colour (flouro pink is good), or
(b) Get it made out of standard dacron, and have your sailmaker
stick a large high vis patch on both sides.
Incidentally, dacron is generally the way to go. Kevlar / carbon are not recommended for storm sails
I agree with the previous poster who said that high cut is the way to go.
Some storm sails
have a full-hoist bolt rope
, even though the head
of the sail is only 1/2 to 2/3 hoist (maybe to stop the halyard
slapping on the forestay?) If you do have a bolt rope
and foil feeder system, you should have eyelets fitted into the luff so that the sail can be shackled onto the forestay if necessary (extreme winds tend to pull sails out of feeders). It is also a good idea to have sheets
permanently fitted to the clew for ease of hoisting.