Welcome to Elvstrøm Sails UK
The 2013 season has ended on another high with David and Mary’s McGough’s J-109 winning the Hamble Winter Series by a clear five point margin.
This follows the Gough’s exceptional performance in the 2013 JOG series. An impressive score line of seven race wins, and five second places, out of the 12 races, saw them take the Illingworth Rose Bowl for winning Class 4 (Offshore), and the Beavis Trophy for Best Yacht Overall over five years old.
David McGough said, “I am delighted with this year’s results and have had the most enjoyable racing season. This is our seventh season and whilst we have always done well offshore, over the last couple of years we have shown some promise in the round-the-cans class racing. This year we have managed to pull it all together and the Hamble River Winter Series is our best J-109 series result.
Jeremy at Elvstrøm Sails made us a great set of sails which has enabled us to win, and with great service too we have now learnt how to use them!”
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Sail servicing made easy
With all the recent storms, make sure your sail repairs are booked in. Be ready for next season.
Bring us in your main sail and genoa for a full sail service before 30 November, and we will throw in a free spinnaker wash.
We check, assess and repair all sails here in our own loft. And will give you a full assessment before commencing any repair work.
We can arrange for sails to be collected from anywhere in the UK, or collect sails off local boats.
Simply call us to arrange a quote on 02380 450430.
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Elvstrom Expert - Cruising sail developments explained
Jerry White was recently featured in the All at Sea Experts Column, explaining about how developments in racing sails and sailcloth are used to benefit the cruising sailor.
Changes in sail shape and cloth used, can make for easier sail handling, control afloat and reduce the need to reef early. Read more...
Birthday 'chute' proves a hit!
Earlier this year Chris and Lin Wilson purchased a new furling genoa from us which he says 'totally changed' the performance of his Dufour 36. Cut from top quality Dacron, Chris realised paying that little extra he has 'a sail to be proud of', that is quick too.
Chris's son, Jamie a successful business man, decided that he wanted to buy his father a cruising chute as a birthday surprise. As his parents normally sail as a couple, the chute had to be easy to use, so we supplied a 'black box snuffer' for full control.
Chris tells us that he is over whelmed with the chute and it is 'way beyond his expectations. The sail is so stable I can use the autohelm and walk around the boat!'
Also, that they have removed one sheet, so when they gybe they pull down the snuffer, gybe, re-reave the sheet on the new side and re-hoist the snuffer. He says they have found this the simplest way to gybe and it keeps Lin happy as she was a little nervous at first about using a cruising chute. Now she is more than happy with doubling their down wind speed!
We wish Chris and Lin happy sailing as they head off to the West Country and over to France.
13 August 2013
Crispy new carbon sails power Mephisto to success
Kevin Sussmilch has just returned from last weekend’s RORC Channel Race in his his Sigma 38 Mephisto, where they scored a second in Class 4, and were placed 4th IRC overall. Kevin has recently choosen Elvstrom to power in his Cowes Week and Fastnet campaigns.
29 July 2013
Fat Furl feedback
"Amazing sailing this weekend – I don’t think she’s ever sailed better!" is the first impressions feedback straight in from Jeremy Mills about his Halberg Rassy 37 'Trinity.'
Jeremy recently ordered an EPEX Carbon/Technora double taffeta Fat-Furl mainsail and furling genoa. He went on to say that the Fat-Furl has totally changed his Halberg Rassy's performance with "the whole boat lighting up."
After the J80 Nationals last weekend, Tom Cheney from 'Rock and Roll' wrote in, "We cracked out our set of Elvstrøm's that we had only used at the Worlds last year, and all of a sudden we had height and speed again!...We feel pretty positive about heading off to Marseilles [World champs] in a couple of weeks."
Welcome to our Hamble loft
Don't forget our loft is handily situated in Hamble Yacht Services (HYS) at Port Hamble.
We are the only full sailmaking and service loft in the area. With manufacturing and repair facilities on site, we have a drop box in the marina where you can leave and collect sails for repair. And we offer a sail storage package too.
We are here to help with any sail, any size, any make or model. Do call in for a chat and find out how we can help your sailing plans.
30 May 2013
Hanse Yachts announce Elvstrøm Sails as new boat supplier
Elvstrøm Sails are the new standard sail supplier for all HANSE yachts, from the 325 to the new 575, as well as new Dehler and Moody yachts.
Jeremy White, MD of Elvstrøm UK says “Hanse conducted extensive tests and have moved their contract to Elvstrøm, as they are delighted with the outstanding quality and performance of the sails”.
30 April 2013
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