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Bluewater Open Boat Weekend

16-17 May, Lymington

As part of our partnership with the World Cruising Club, we will be supporting their Open Boat Weekend at Berthon Marina in Lymington.  It's a great opportunity to find out about suitable boats for different types of cruising, speak to the experts and learn from the experiences of fellow sailors. 

Along with WCC's other partners Elvstrom UK will be there to offer advise and information on the most suitable sail plans and inventory for your boat, team and your voyage plans. For us, every question is a good one. So please come along  with your questions and share your ideas.  We look forwards to seeing many of you there!

Congratulations Persephone

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Many congratuations to the Goodhew family on Peresphone who won the Sigma 38 Nationals last weekend.  Read more about the event here>

Elvstrom at the Sigma 38 Nationals

Once again, we are delighted to be sponsoring the Sigma 38 National Championships taking place this weekend at the Royal Southern Yacht Club.  Elvstrom Sails have provided an array of prizes including gift vouchers to be used for the winners and special prizes across the fleet.

The 38's always put on a great event both on the water and ashore.  And, our own Jerry White will be sailing at the event too.

Just So springs to the front

We were delighted to hear that David McGough's team on Just So put in a consistent series during the Warsash Spring Championships to finish second on the podium.  They were delighted with their boat speed, and also finished second in the overall Spring Series results too.  Not a bad way to start the season!

Three new Elvstrom dealers announced

20150312 114534As part of their new Authorised Dealer programme, Elvstrøm Sails UK have announced three new south coast dealers.  Parkstone Bay Yachts based in Poole, Octagon Marine Canvas and Sail based in Queen Anne’s Battery Marina, Plymouth and Stephenson Sails & Covers in Noss Marina, Dartmouth have all recently signed up to the programme.

As part of the scheme, the new Dealers receive a full sail design and specification service together with technical support from Elvstrøm’s Hamble loft Read More>

 

New Ocean Jib for short-handed sailing

Domini jib low res“We just wanted to let you know how delighted we are with our new headsail. We bought it to do the ARC and have been sailing with it for about eight months now, so we know it well.  We spent a lot of money on various bits of kit for our transatlantic crossing, and although our sail was expensive, it was the best money that we spent. It sets beautifully, even when it is furled away to about the size of a storm sail. Worth every penny!” Julian Ronnie

Last year we were asked to quote for a heavy weather Dacron headsail for Domini, a Sun Odyssey 439 already entered for the ARC.  In addition to their 105% jib, owners Julian and Lyn Ronnie felt they needed something smaller for strong Atlantic winds... Read more>
 

New Authorised Elvstrøm dealer agreement in South East

David Richards  Phil Godfrey-portrait webNickys Canvasworks and Sail Clinic, based in Brighton Marina, are the first Elvstrøm UK Authorised Dealer to be announced as part of an on going expansion programme by Elvstrøm Sails UK.

Nickys Canvasworks and Sail Clinic will be offering and promoting the full range of Elvstrøm cruising and racing sails, alongside their existing services, to boat owners based in Brighton and along the East Sussex coast.   Elvstrøm’s high quality sails are designed for durable performance and ease of handling, with products individually tailored for whether you are weekend cruising, venturing across oceans or racing hard around the cans.  

Working in close association with Elvstrøm’s main office in Read more>



Elvstrøm Sails partner with World Cruising Club

CorpMemberWCCLeading sailing rally specialists World Cruising Club, organisers of the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) have announced a partnership with leading sail makers Elvstrøm Sails, to share knowledge and experience with aspiring bluewater cruisers. In a typical year over 1.5 million ocean miles will be sailed by boats  in World Cruising Club’s Atlantic and world circumnavigations, so having the right sails is vital for successful ocean voyages. 
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Positive Feedback!

Grand Soleil Maud - Elvstrom SailsWe love hearing from our customers.  And Laura and Terje Moglestue often keep in touch with us about 'Maud', their Grand Soleil 42.  Terje says,

"We have had another season with your sail. The new sails have just transformed Maud. She goes like a rocket! The amount of wind she can take before a reef is needed is phenomenal. Going close to wind the sails stands on 24 degrees!"

Laura and Terje - We wish you a great New Year and more Happy Sailing in 2015! 

 

Just So - leads the way home

JUST SOUpwind JOG2014 Elvstrom

 

Our full felt congratulations to J109 Just So and her crew, for coming first overall in both the JOG Offshore and Inshore 2014 Class 4 series. 

With an impressive set of results David McGough and his team will win 11 Trophies!

A very happy David, just back from this weekend's Owers Race, said, "We had everything yesterday, 5 to 19 knots, sunshine, heavy rain and hail. The thunder and lightning threatened but was always on the edges.

The wind shifts were huge and we played snakes and ladders with Jibe. However, in difficult conditions yesterday and even with only six of us and our revered tactician in bed ill, we managed another 1st out of 12 boats with Jibe two minutes behind. We were first overall on corrected time by 20 seconds out of 58 boats!

What a way to finish the season!  Thank you all for all your support this year, it has been a great JOG year."

13 Oct 2014

Sigmatic wins Sigma 33 Nationals

Our congratulations to Donald McLaren and his crew of Sigmatic for winning the 2014  Sigma 33 Championships.  This is his fourth Championship win, and Sigmatic has won the last three in a row.   
 
Sigmatic had a very consistent event and ended up discarding a 3rd, and had won the event by the end of the penultimate Race 9.   By all accounts it was great sailing in Abersoch, with steady 12 to 20 knot breezes.
 
Sigmatic wins 2014 Nationals with Elvstrom Sails“An unusually comfortable place to be!” says Donald who went on to say "What was fascinating for me was the power in our Elvstrom #1 and the responsiveness to just a little "car aft" in the higher wind speeds. We were consistently clocking 5.8 knots at 27 degrees apparent, which in my experience is a race-winning cocktail!”
 
Elvstrom dominated the podium for the event.  Sigmatic with their full suite of Elvstrom Sails have now Won the Championship four times, Runner up was Alan Harper in Leaky Roof II also all Elvstrom sails.  Donald goes on to say "There was little to choose between us, and consistency of starting plus boat handling at marks proved to be the tie-breaker."

Sigma 38 Nats success

Sigma 38s Elvstrom Sails LPB Aerial imagesTremendous to see so many Sigma 38's on the start line for the Nationals last week end.  It's good to see this fleet going from strength to strength.  Great organisation by class secretary Susain Rainger and her team too.  Good racing and good fun.  We hope to be back with you all soon.  Read more>

And - we were delighted to see Elvstrom Sails on the podium winning some of Elvstrom goodies.  Well done to GBR 8287 Persephone in 2nd, GBR8327 Light in 3rd and GBR 8396 Sam in 4th. 

The picture is Sam and Light head to head, and read the full report here.

29 May 2014


 

 

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