• Alisio

    It´s Friday, the sun is shining! You want to take life easy, enjoy
    some relaxed time on the water with good friends and your family.
    Without having to worry too much about trimming and sail handling.
    ALISIO is your sail long-lasting wardrobe for simple living and
    hygge. Designed with comfort and ease of use in view.

Different layouts

  • X-CUT
  • TRIOPT
  • EPEX
  • X-CUT
    A cross-cut sail (x-cut) consists of a number of horizontal panels parallel to each other and perpendicular to the leech. This is a very cost-effective way of producing a sail, making it affordable and long-lasting. Being the first sail-design on the market, the x-cut sail has a long and proven track-record.
    Cross-cut sails are typically made from a woven polyester cloth with straight fill yarns that are stronger than the warp yarns. The strong fill yarns are aligned with the load bearing direction of the sail resulting in a very durable sail.
  • TRIOPT
    Trioptimal layout is also referred to as radial, since the panels are radial typically oriented towards the corners of the sail resulting in a triangular shape. This layout distributes the forces the sail is exposed to optimally and helps maintain the shape of the sail. The panels that make up the radial layout are carefully arranged to follow the load pattern, ensuring a strong and stable sail.
    Upwind sails in a trioptimal layout are typically made from a laminate cloth, that is a sandwich cloth constructed of more layers. However, you will find a few trioptimal designs in a woven polyester cloth, and most nylon downwind sails are designed in a trioptimal cut.
  • EPEX
    The unique and patented EPEX membrane technology is the flagship of Elvstrøm Sails. A 100 % custom design where every single yarn is placed according to a load path design, computer calculated to the individual sailing preference. This enables the absolute optimal distribution of fibers over the entire sail resulting in an outstanding shape stability and performance.
    A broad range of materials and fibers are available to meet every need. The components are bonded under extreme and constant vacuum that evacuates all air, holds the membrane in place, and compresses the membrane components.

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Conventional Main Sail - Woven Polyester, Cruising Dacron

This mainsail is made from a tightly woven polyester cloth, providing a long-lasting sail which provides many years of good service. The classic cross-cut construction is a widely used design producing sails at competitive prices. The horizontal full battens help keep the shape, and when lowering the sail, it practically packs itself in to the lazy jack or zippack. The sail is delivered in a sail bag thus easy to store and transport.

The woven polyester used for our ALISIO segment is a durable and economical fabric ideal for recreational cruising.

 

Performance - Durability - Price

Performance, durability and price indicators are illustrated for each material combination on a scale from 1-10, 10 being the highest.

 

Other Mainsails

If the above product example is not what you are looking for, check out all the other mainsails in this layout in our ALISIO segment.

  • Conventional Main - short battens
  • In-Mast Furling Main - no battens
  • In-Mast Furling Main - short battens
  • EMS Main
  • Conventional Main - short battens

    Conventional Main - short battens

    Sail Type
    The conventional mainsail with short battens still has full top batten. Having shorter battens in the lower parts of the sail makes the trimming and depowering easier. Short battens also make the sail weigh less and is normally the preferred choice for racing. Short battens also mean less chafe against the rig and spreaders when sailing downwind, so it should be considered if you plan to cross the oceans and sail downwind for long distances.

    The sail can be delivered with slides or luff rope, reefs and all other necessary options, for instance: trim stripes, sail numbers, cunningham, over-head leech line, loose foot and sail bag.

    Layout
    Available in cross-cut, trioptimal and EPEX

    When to use
    The conventional mainsail with short battens can be used in all weather conditions – upwind and downwind. For heavy wind conditions the sail area can be reduced by reefing.
  • In-Mast Furling Main - no battens

    In-Mast Furling Main - no battens

    Sail Type
    This is the simplest in mast furling mainsail. Cost effective and solid are the most important features. It is possible to furl into all furling masts, also the ones with a narrow opening.

    Normal options to include are clew block, clew UV cover, reefing marks and sail bag. Sail number, trim stripes and other options are also available.

    Layout
    Available in cross-cut, trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The in-mast furling mainsail with no battens can be used in all weather conditions – upwind and downwind. For heavy wind conditions the sail area can be reduced by furling in the sail partly.
  • In-Mast Furling Main - short battens

    In-Mast Furling Main - short battens

    Sail Type
    This in-mast furling mainsail with short battens can be built with a straight leech which gives a larger and more efficient sail than without the battens.

    Normally this sail will also fit into all masts, also the ones with narrow opening, as the battens are flat. It is a cost effective and solid sail. Normal options to include are clew block, clew UV cover, reefing marks and sail bag. Sail number, trim stripes and other options are also available.

    Layout
    Available in cross-cut, trioptimal and EPEX

    When to use
    The in-mast furling mainsail with short battens can be used in all weather conditions – upwind and downwind. For heavy wind conditions the sail area can be reduced by furling in the sail partly.
  • EMS Main

    EMS Main

    Sail Type
    The EMS is an in-mast furling mainsail with full continuous vertical battens. The continuous vertical battens with carbon top provide support for the leech, whether the sail is fully deployed or reefed. The battens are also to be used as reefing points, stretching the reefed luff and making the sail flat and efficient.

    Normal options to include are clew block, clew UV cover, reefing marks and sail bag. Sail number, trim stripes and other options are also available.

    Layout
    Available in cross-cut, trioptimal and EPEX

    When to use
    The EMS can be used in all weather conditions – upwind and downwind. For heavy wind conditions the sail area can be reduced by furling in the sail partly.

 

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