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Elvstrom dominate Σ 33 podium

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.

Welcome to Nick Bonner

Nick Bonner portrait webNick Bonner has joined Elvstrøm Sails UK in a new role as Sales Consultant. Nick brings with him a wealth of racing and big boat experience. 

A sailor since the age of 4 on his fathers Sigma 33, he then moved into dinghies and sailed single-handers in the British Youth Squad.  His love of sailing led him to set out to make a career as a successful professional sailor.  His twenty years experience of professional trimming has subsequently included Whitbread projects on Rothmans and Fortuna, three Admirals Cup campaigns, the IOR 50’ circuit, Ultra 30’s, Farr 40’s.

Recently, he has been mainsail trimmer on the mini-maxi ‘Shockwave’, amongst numerous other projects. He is a Swan 45 World champion and Farr 40 European champion and has previously worked in the sail making sector.

Nick will be working alongside loft manager Jeremy White, who took over Elvstrom Sails UK in 2012 to regenerate and drive Elvstrom’s market development strategy.   As well as his extensive racing pedigree, Nick will working with cruising owners to help them get the best out of their sail set ups.

Announcing Sigma 38 Nationals sponsorship

Elvstrom Sails UK are supporting the 2014 Sigma 38 National Championship to be held at the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club on the May Bank Holiday weekend. 

A generous package has been designed to create prizes for the overall prize winners and rewards across the fleet.

The Sigma 38, which celebrated it’s own Silver Jubilee last year, was designed by David Thomas to be a class able to ‘stand up to tough offshore conditions’.

Jeremy White, manager of Elvstrom’s UK loft said “Elvstrom Sails are celebrating their 60th anniversary making quality sails for racing and cruising yachts across the globe.  We have worked with the Sigma 38 class for many years and, as part of those celebrations, we are delighted to be involved with the Nationals. And I am personally thrilled to be joining the racing myself on board ‘Light’. 

There is a great synergy between the Sigma 38s, which have stood the test of time, and Elvstrom Sails.  Through many years of extensive R&D, Elvstrom Sails have perfected the production of high quality, durable membranes.  Our EPEX laminate sails are built to last, and our unique guarantee against delamination proves it.”

19 May 2014 

‘Light’ makes light work of the Warsash Spring Championships

Our congratulations to John and Susan Rainer and the crew on board Sigma 38 'Light' for winning the Warsash Spring Championships by a comfortable seven point margin.

Sailed in a variety of conditions over the two weekends, Light was out racing fitted with her new Elvstrom EPEX carbon mainsail, with internal taffeta reinforcement.  Her consistent performance with four firsts and second places, and no score below fourth ensured her podium success.

Meanwhile, Malcolm and Tristian Jacques co-skippered their J70 Django to 2nd overall in the J70 Spring Series and 3rd overall in the Spring Championships.   Plus, David and Mary McGough finished 3rd on the podium in both events in the J109 class.  Great work everyone!

Just a joke

We hope you enjoyed our little April Fool yesterday.  We've had an enormous number of calls, emails and even orders! 

Some of you 'got it' and some were taken in! That includes at least two well known UK sailing publications, which got in touch wanting prices and images for their new gear guides! 

And we were pleased to see the joke spread down-under and also got translated out in Spain's Barcos A Vela.

 

Yuri Fadeev Reflex38 Elvstrom SailsSt Maarten Heineken Regatta 2014

Yuri Fadeev enjoying fantastic sailing in his Reflex 38 at the Heineken Regatta - March 2014

 

Fabulous Elvstrøm 60th birthday spinnaker offer

Elvstrom Sails UK Spinnaker Offer 700As part of our year of anniversary celebations, we are starting with a fantastic offer on spinnakers, for cruising or racing. 

Available in solid red, white, blue or grey on 0.9 oz and 1.5 oz spinnakers, we are offering a package price at £20/m2.  And, everyone who places an order will receive our Elvstrøm Sails 6oth Anniversary Goody Bag too!

Find out more now!

 

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary! ELVSTROM LOGO 60anni 300pxl WEB

60 years of high quality sail-making. That's a whole lot of sails!

And it all started in 1954 with our sailing hero, the iconic Paul Elvstrøm. An enterprising and innovative man with one primary passion - sailing; and an amazing inspiration to thousands of sailors worldwide!

Read full story...

’Hi Ho' silver season for Just So

JustSo-TrophiesThe 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... read full story...

Sail servicing made easy

ripped mainWith 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.

See our latest Elvstrom Extra Newsletter

Elvstrom Expert - Cruising sail developments explained

Jeremy White Elvstrom Sails UK cropJerry 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...



 


 
 

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www.elvstromsails.co.uk