Living life to its fullest

Dirk Mertens

This story is about Dirk Mertens from Belgium. With a background in law and economics he is today a private investor at the age of 65, lives in Antwerp on a farm, breeding Grand Prix horses. But the real essence is a story about a man who seems to be living his life to the full – loving to sail!

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In 2004 the Danish singlehand sailor Jan Moeller succeeded in being the first Scandinavian to circumnavigate the globe without stopping underway – a tough challenge for the man his equipment.

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FatFurl wins Tjorn Rundt

Elvstrøm FatFurl sail

In the past furling sails were looked upon as only suitable for cruising. This view for sure must change, after the new Hallberg-Rassy 412 wins the Swedish yacht race Tjörn Rundt - equipped with the latest in furling mains: The EPEX FatFurl.

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Havana´s spiler

Mikkel Beha og Havana har hentet ny spiler fra Elvstrøm Sails.

Vi glæder os til at se Havana i 3. Sæson af Kurs mod Fjerne Kyster med spritny 178m2 spiler fra vores loft i Aabenraa. Eventyr, drømme, frihed, sammenhold er vist blot nogle af de ord, der tryllebinder et rekordstort antal danskere, når Kurs mod Fjerne Kyster ruller over skærmen i de danske stuer.

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It´s a kind of magic ?

Can you hear the music behind the words? Though Aasmund Droslum from Norway, the owner and helmsman of Team Magic, a King 40, seems to be quite a modest and down-to-earth person, this is no less the song that get´s Team Magic going on every race.

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 from Le Havre to Itajai (Brasil), November 2013, 3 Weeks, average over 11kts with a full set of Elvstrøm Sails: EPEX Platinum main and Solent, EPEX film Pentex staysail, A2, A5 gennaker and 2 EPEX Code 0 for different wind angles.

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