Tips for safe and correct reefing

of a conventional main sail

How to conventionally reef a mainsail

Andreas Hanakamp from Elvstrøm Sails in Wiener Neustadt, Austria knows what he talking about. On his CV you will find  two Olympic Games, Volvo Ocean Race, Fastnet, Middle Sea Race, Transat Jacques Vabre plus numerous regattas. And... Continue Reading

Sail & Dine / Chicken Super Sub

Try this cheese and mushroom Omelette

Makes 6
Ingredients:

6 chicken breasts
1 punnet baby tomatoes
1 packet lettuce greens
1 jar bought Harissa paste
2 long French loaves
Olive oil
Freshly chopped red chillis (optional)
Butter
Salt & pepper

 

 

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Introducing Bee

Maybe you alreday met Bee?

Maybe you alreday met Bee when signing up for this newsletter?

We certainly fell in love with him – how could we not with Bee  wearing that cap!. It is our pleasure to introduce Bee and his mistress, Sandra Stiel. Bee is a 4 year old Minature Austrialian Shepherd male dog. He... Continue Reading

Greetings from Tampa Bay, Florida

Arvid and Annika, and their Great Dane, Pluto

S/V Inspirare is currently on her second cruising trip with Swedish/American couple Arvid and Annika, and their dog; a Great Dane named Pluto.

"In 2012 we set out to cruise the Pacific Coast from Seattle, WA, USA down to Mexico and back north again in our Bavaria 47. With the original... Continue Reading

Sail & Dine

Try this cheese and mushroom Omelette

     10 eggs (4 per person)
     200g button mushrooms (sliced thinly)
     1 cup of shredded cheese
     a sprinkle of chopped chives
     100g Baby tomatoesContinue Reading

Here we go again!

73 year old Georg Noske never stops

Adding mileage to his record

Stopping by at Elvstrøm Sails in Aabenraa on April 26 2016, Georg told about his next adventure.This year he gives it another try, to sail up along the Norwegian coast and further on to Kirkenes at the Russian border. He did try in 2014, but had to... Show Details

Living life to its fullest

This story is about Dirk Mertens from Belgium.

With a background in law and economics he is today a private investor at the age of 65, lives in Antwerp on a farm, breeding Grand Prix horses. But the real essence is a story about a man who seems to be living his life to the full – loving to sail!

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Dragonfly 25

Best Boat 2016

Best Boat 2016 by US Sail Magazine in the category; ”Best Small Cruiser”. A blast to sail. Congratulations to Qourning Boats. At Elvstrøm Sails we´re proud to be a supplier for the price winning Dragonfly 25. Dragonfly 25 was launched at the Boot 2015, accompanied by... Show Details

Determination paved the way

Inspired by a book, Morten Friis and his family went sailing for a long time!

No real sailing background

Morten – a highly educated banker and family man – didn’t start sailing till 2007, where he was introduced to the local club by a colleague. His very first boat; Beetle – an X-412 - was bought in 2008. In 2013 he and his wife crossed... Show Details

Like getting a new boat

The FatFurl design

Like getting a new boat  

This is how Jürgen Gideon, Niedersachsen, Germany speaks in favour of the FatFurl design:

"To me as a cruiser , buying a sail is a question of finding a strong solution that can contribute to the pleasure of sailing. Both life span and... Show Details

55,000 miles with Elvstrøm Sails

This summer 3,500 miles from Denmark, up the Norwegian coastline to the North Cape and back.

Georg Noske from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany is not a Mr. average sailor. He and his wife, Ingeborg split a year in two halves, so to speak. Half a year sailing, half a year respectively planning – respectively working. Georg retired at an early age of only 51 from the German... Show Details

Stroke of Luck

It certainly wasn’t part of the plan, when on Monday 9th July Johnny Kirk and Gert Hulevad from Ishøj, Denmark docked at Aabenraa.

“Port of destination” was to be the Bay of Biscay, Southern France. However, assisted by the wife on the sideline a resolute decision was made, and course set for Aabenraa. Saturday evening a thunderstorm came up around Gedser where Johnny and Gert were with their Bavaria 42 Cruiser. A... Show Details

Aalregatta 2014

A genuine cruiser goes racing - and wins the race


Thomas Nielsen from Yachtsport Eckernförde took part in the Aalregatta from Kiel to Eckernförde in his Saare 41ac, which is a genuine cruiser. Nevertheless he came in as number 7 out of 131 participants and within the “yardstick mit Spi” and over all he won the race. The only yachts... Show Details

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