A brave single-hand sailor report

Markus Moser and his Luffe 45

On my trip from Richards Bay (South Africa) to Turkey via the Suez channel, we are now on day 26, crossing the Gulf of Aden.

After 16 days of upwind sailing, equivalent to around 2400 nautical miles, since south of the Comoros Islands, this leg is a relief. The problem with upwind... Continue Reading

Sail set-up for long-distance sailing

Tips from an experienced longdistance sailor

A lot of considerations

There is a lot to take into consideration when deciding what kind of sail set-up you should have on your boat for long-distance cruising. Safety for the sailors, durability and efficiency of the sails are important factors, but maybe the most important one is... Continue Reading

A new unique solution

Integrated Batten Pockets

For the exclusive cruiser

Elvstrøm Sails has introduced a brand new solution for furling sails. Integrated batten pockets that enhances the beauty of the sail and leaves you with a flawless and symmetrical sail profile - adding up to the perfect sailing experience. Only... Continue Reading

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 chicken Super Sub

Makes 6

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)
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!

A new boat every two-three... Show Details

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