Tribute to Paul Elvstrøm
7 December 2016 at the age of 88, Paul Elvstrøm died. “We are saddened to hear that this great sailor and personality has passed away” Jesper Bank expresses with his deepest condolences to the Elvstrøm family.
“Pride is the first thing that comes into my mind. Having had the privilege of working with Paul Elvstrøm and some of us at Elvstrøm Sails even under his leadership has been a unique inspiration and fills us with pride”.
At Elvstrøm Sails in Aabenraa we have seen and felt his innovative approach first hand and experienced his search for excellence in everything he set his mind to. An uncompromising attitude to quality and functionality characterized Paul Elvstrøm and we are grateful to have such a heritage as our platform.
“To me personally Paul has been a huge inspiration in our mutual passion for sailing. He has truly set his footprint into the heart of sailors all over the world and into the heart of sailing”, Jesper Bank says. “Paul Elvstrøm was first and last honest and genuine no matter with whom he interacted. You always knew his point of view and with his disarming manners he had his own very unique way of handling any situation.”
At Elvstrøm Sails we will do our outmost to carry on his legacy with his spirit and based on his values, making sure Paul Elvstrøm´s DNA stays in our products and our company for the future.
“Dear Paul, we will make sure you will always be able to enjoy your proud sail loft no matter from where you will be watching and following us”, Jesper Bank ends.
The Elvstrøm Sails Team