• 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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Cruising Gennaker - Nylon

The Gennaker is made from a light weight rip-stop nylon fabric in many different colors that you can design yourself. It is designed trioptimal to allow for a good distribution of the forces and stable shape. The all-purpose design allows you to sail close to the wind, as well as deep. Sails very well even in light winds. The sail is delivered in a sail bag with a ring on the top making it easy to pack and store.

 

Other Downwindsails

If the above product example is not what you are looking for, check out all the other downwind sails in our ALISIO, Simply Hygge segment.

  • Furlstrøm
  • Cruising Spinnaker
  • Furlstrøm

    Furlstrøm

    Furlstrøm is probably the most easy to handle downwind sail you will ever find. The hoisting, unfurling and furling is made extremely easy due to the built in cabling in the luff. The sail was made to add some power to the boat when sailing at angles when the jib is no longer helping the performance much. You would use it in lighter conditions at angles from 70° TWA. With medium breeze you can sail as deep as 140° TWA with the sail.

    TWA: 70-140°
    TWS: 5-25 kn
  • Cruising Spinnaker

    Cruising Spinnaker

    The light Cruising Spinnaker is an all-round spinnaker with less leech and foot roach, to make the sail more stable (easy sailing). Can be used at angles from 120-170° TWA. Perfect together with our Spisock ( Snuffer) for easy and safe handling.

    TWA: 120-170°
    TWS: 4-24 kn

Alisio Downwind

 

Ever tried designing your own spinnaker or gennaker? Well, here's your chance!

Simply select boat size, sail purpose and sail type and you are all set to colour your own symmetric or assymetric downwind sail! Once you are done and happy with the result save it by sending the layout by e-mail or request a quote. The number of panels varies according to the size of your sail and the colours in your computer layout may may differ slightly from the "real life" spinnaker colours.

Enjoy!

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