• 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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Furling Genoa - Polyester Cruising Laminate

The trioptimal design of this furling genoa distributes the forces the sail is exposed to more optimally ensuring a stable sail shape. A shape that is efficiently maintained for many years. You have options to add a reef compensator that makes the sail efficient also when reefed, and UV protection in leech and foot for a longer lasting sail.

The polyester laminate we use in our ALISIO segment is a price conscious choice. It comes in white and grey.

 

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 Headsails

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

  • Jib - no battens
  • Jib - short battens
  • Furling Jib - no battens
  • Selftacking Jib
  • Furling Sefltacking Jib
  • Genoa
  • Jib - no battens

    Jib - no battens

    Sail Type
    The all-round jib is the working headsail for upwind sailing in most wind conditions when there is no furling gear to handle the sail. It is sheeted in front of the shrouds which gives the possibility of being trimmed with a narrow sheeting angle.

    Some options are e.g. trim stripes, different clew and tack attachments, race head and foil bag. A reef could also be fitted to this sail as that will reduce the area to a typical heavy weather jib area.

    Layout
    Available in crosscut, trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The all-round jib can be used in most wind conditions.
  • Jib - short battens

    Jib - short battens

    Sail Type
    The all-round jib is the working headsail for upwind sailing in most wind conditions when there is no furling gear to handle the sail. It is sheeted in front of the shrouds which gives the possibility of being trimmed with a narrow sheeting angle.

    The sail may be with or without battens. If you choose battens, normally the top batten will be full and the lower ones short. A sail with battens will be wider in the upper parts and thus more efficient.

    Some other options are e.g. trim stripes, different clew and tack attachments, race head and foil bag. A reef could also be fitted to this sail as that will reduce the area to a typical heavy weather jib area.

    Layout
    Available in crosscut, trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The all-round jib can be used in most wind conditions.
  • Furling Jib - no battens

    Furling Jib - no battens

    Sail Type
    The furling jib is the working headsail for upwind sailing in most wind conditions. It is sheeted in front of the shrouds which gives the opportunity of being trimmed with a narrow sheeting angle.

    The sail may be with or without battens. If you choose battens, they will be parallel with the forestay to make the furling work perfectly. A sail with battens will be slightly bigger than without battens. Some other options are trim stripes, different clew attachments, UV cover in foot and leech.

    Layout
    Available in crosscut, trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The all-round furling jib can be used in most wind conditions.
  • Selftacking Jib

    Selftacking Jib

    Sail Type
    The self-tacking jib is the working headsail for upwind in most wind conditions when there is no furling gear to handle the sail, and you are going to sheet it on your self-tacking track.

    The sail may be with or without battens. If you choose battens, normally the top batten will be full and the lower ones short. A sail with battens will be wider in the upper parts and thus more efficient. For many boats/rigs the self-tacking jib may be small in light conditions. A Code 0 sail could in other words be very good to combine with the self-tacker to be able to fully enjoy the sailing in all conditions.

    In addition to battens, other options are e.g. clew board, trim stripes, different tack attachments and race head foil bag.

    Layout
    Available in crosscut, trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The self-tacking jib can be used in most wind conditions.
  • Furling Sefltacking Jib

    Furling Sefltacking Jib

    Sail Type
    The self-tacking furling jib is the working headsail for upwind in most wind conditions when the usage is handled with furling gear. The sail is sheeted on your self-tacking track.

    The sail may be with or without battens. If you choose battens, they will be parallel with the forestay to make the furling work perfectly. A sail with battens will be slightly bigger than without.

    For many boats/rigs the self-tacking jib may be small in light conditions. A Code 0 sail could in other words be very good to combine with the self-tacker to be able to fully enjoy the sailing in all conditions.

    In addition to battens other options are e.g. clew board, trim stripes and UV cover in foot and leech.

    Layout
    Available in crosscut, trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The self-tacking furling jib can be used in most wind conditions.
  • Genoa

    Genoa

    Sail Type
    The genoa is a sail that overlaps the mast. Normally the LP (perpendicular measurement from clew to luff) is between 135- 150% of the boats J-measurement. This makes the sail efficient in light and medium winds.

    Since the sail overlaps the rig, battens are not possible. The luff can be attached to the forestay with foil, metal hooks or soft hanks of different types.

    Some of the options available are e.g. different tack and clew attachments, telltale windows, trim stripes and race zipperbag.

    Layout
    The sail is available in crosscut, trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The genoa is efficient in light and medium winds.

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