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New Ocean Jib for short-handed sailing

Domini jib low resLast 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.
During discussions it became evident that doing a headsail change on the foredeck, in stormy mid-Atlantic conditions was unappealing for safety reasons!
Elvstrøm's Jeremy White proposed a bespoke sail to avoid the need for a sail change. The headsail was created as another 105% jib, made from Elvstrøm’s EPEX, an exceptionally strong and durable laminate, with extra yarns to ensure it could go through all the wind ranges.  As wind strength increases the jib can be furled down safely and withstand the stronger conditions.  No risk of leaving the cockpit to change headsails in rough weather either!
As a result of this project, a new product as been born for Elvstrøm Sails, the Ocean Jib, an all purpose headsail - perfect for short handed sailing and ocean crossings.
Julian Ronnie said “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!”

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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 Hamble, Nickys Canvasworks and Sail Clinic will be providing advice, information and a measuring up service to ensure your new sails fit correctly.

Phil Godfrey of Nickys Canvasworks and Sail Clinic said, “We are thrilled to be Elvstrøm’s first UK Authorised Dealer.  We are very impressed with the Elvstrøm brand and quality products, and it’s a natural extension to our business offer.   We are well placed to provide the personal service and advice that Elvstrøm are known for, to offer a bespoke sail making service for our local yacht owners.”

Dave Richards, Sail Consultant for Elvstrøm said “We are delighted to welcome Nickys Canvasworks and Sail Clinic on board as our first Authorised Dealer, and are impressed with their operation.  We are already in discussion with a number of other potential dealers and look forwards to announcing these soon.”

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.  

Elvstrøm Sails, one of the largest sail lofts, was established in 1954 by Paul Elvstrøm, four times Olympic medallist. With a pedigree in high performance, Elvstrøm’s expertise is focused on producing the best sail for blue water cruising and offshore sailing making them a natural choice for teaming up with World Cruising Club. Over 500 yachts sail annually with World Cruising Club rallies, including the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) which will celebrate its 30th edition in 2015 and World ARC, the 7th edition of which set sail on Saturday 10 January 2015.

AC11-Trillium 700Elvstrøm Sails has joined a wide-ranging group of companies that support World Cruising Club rallies and participating sailors, in a three-year partnership commencing in 2015.

Jeremy White, manager of Elvstrøm Sails UK says "We are delighted to be partnering with the World Cruising Club.  The WCC specialises in helping cruising sailors to realise their dream of making a long offshore passage, providing the support, advice and the experience of the ARC and their other rallies.  We look forwards to helping the WCC members as part of this support process.  Like the WCC, at Elvstrøm Sails we are committed to helping sailors pursue their cruising dreams.  Our highly qualified team strives to give boat owners the best advice specifically for their sailing aims, and will deliver sails that are tailor-made, that are easy to handle and that are long lasting.  Quality workmanship, performance and durability are key to our ethos – so our clients can rest assured that we will take care of the needs whilst they enjoy every moment of their voyage."

World Cruising Club Managing Director, Andrew Bishop says “Welcoming Elvstrøm as our preferred sailmaking partner for World Cruising Club rallies will benefit cruising sailors on their journeys across the Atlantic and around the world. Our partnership means Elvstrøm’s experienced team will be on hand to provide advice about the selection, care and maintenance of sails for long distance cruising at our forums and seminars supporting our participants, as well as delivering a long-lasting, quality product to help our participants achieve their sailing dreams with our rallies once they set sail.”

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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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