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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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Racing Main Sail - Film/Film Laminate

For smaller keelboats the trioptimal design with light aramid or pentex cloths are very often good alternatives, considering price and total weight of the sail. Reefs are normally custom made to suit the rules for the class, normally these sails have one full batten and three short tapered battens for optimal trimming abilities and light weight.

 

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 Mainsails

If the above product example is not what you are looking for, check out all the other mainsails in this layout in our MAESTRO segment.

  • Conventional Main - short battens
  • Conventional Main - full battens
  • In-Boom Furling Main
  • Fat Head Main
  • Conventional Main - short battens

    Conventional Main - short battens

    Sail Type
    The conventional mainsail with short battens still has full top batten.

    Having shorter battens in the lower parts of the sail makes the trimming and depowering easier. Short battens also make the sail weigh less and is normally the preferred choice for racing.

    The sail can be delivered with slides or luff rope, reefs and all other necessary options, for instance: trim stripes, sail numbers, cunningham, over-head leech line, loose foot and sail bag.

    Layout
    Available in cross-cut, trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The conventional mainsail with short battens can be used in all weather conditions – upwind and downwind. For heavy wind conditions the sail area can be reduced by reefing.
  • Conventional Main - full battens

    Conventional Main - full battens

    Sail Type
    The horizontal full battens in the conventional mainsail help keep the shape of the sail, and when lowering the sail, it practically packs itself into the lazy jack or zippack.

    As the sail is easy to use and stable, it is a favorite sail for many cruisers.

    The sail can be delivered with slides or luff rope, reefs and all other necessary options, for instance: trim stripes, sail numbers, cunningham, over-head leech line, loose foot and sail bag.

    Layout
    Available in cross-cut, trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The conventional mainsail with full battens can be used in all weather conditions – upwind and downwind. For heavy wind conditions the sail area can be reduced by reefing.
  • In-Boom Furling Main

    In-Boom Furling Main

    Sail Type
    The in-boom furling mainsail is custom made for all furling boom types.

    The horizontal full battens help keep the shape and ensure that the furling into the boom runs without problems. The lowest battens are also working as reefing point as they stretch out the reefed down mainsail.

    Normal options to include are top UV cover, reefing marks, sail bag, sail number, trim stripes, and other options are also available.

    Layout
    Available in trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The in-boom furling mainsail can be used in all weather conditions – upwind and downwind. For heavy wind conditions the sail area can be reduced by furling the sail partly in to the boom.
  • Fat Head Main

    Fat Head Main

    Sail Type
    An optimum designed square head mainsail makes the tuning easier. When the wind increases, the top of the sail will twist, and the result is a flatter sail. In light wind the extra sail area gives the boat more power.

    The square head mainsail is with full battens in the upper part, but very often with shorter battens in the lower part to save weight and improve trimming capabilities.

    This mainsail will be 100 % custom built based on thorough discussions between you and our sales and design team. The sail will be fully optimized to boat, rigging and rules.

    Normal options to include are reef(s) prepared for single line or hook, slides, loose foot, sail number, trim stripes (also reflective), cunningham, over-head leech line, but other options are also available.

    Layout
    Available in trioptimal and EPEX.

    When to use
    The fathead can be used in all weather conditions – upwind and downwind. For heavy wind conditions the sail can be reefed.

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