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    It´s time to move on and live out the dream! You are in for
    the big journey. In your adventure there is no room for sail
    troubles even after thousands of miles. You need sails that last
    and are easy to handle, even shorthanded. Live it out! Sail away
    with confidence in design and solutions that don´t let you down.

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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Blue Water Runner - Nylon

The Blue Water Runner (BWR) is a downwind sail that has been designed for easy and safe handling. The BWR is a symmetric twin sail with furling cable. The sail can be furled from the cockpit and is therefore very suitable for short-handed sailing and cruising in wind angles of 135-180 AWA. The sail is easily hoisted on the bow sprit and left after furling. The Blue Water Runner can also be used two-plied as reacher in light-medium wind.

 

Other Downwindsails

If the above product example is not what you are looking for, check out all the other downwind sails in our SOLANO, Blue Water Adventure segment.

  • Light Spinnaker
  • Heavy Spinnaker
  • Furlstrøm
  • Furlstrøm XL
  • Gennaker
  • Light Spinnaker

    Light 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
  • Heavy Spinnaker

    Heavy Spinnaker

    The heavy Cruising Spinnaker is like the light spinnaker. Can however be used in more wind.

    Can be used at angles from 115-175° TWA. Perfect together with our Spisock (Snuffer) for easy and safe handling.

    TWA: 115-175°
    TWS: 15-32 kn
  • 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
  • Furlstrøm XL

    Furlstrøm XL

    The Furlstrøm XL is a Gennaker that furl s around a loose anti-torsion cable. It furls from the top and down.

    It can be used at the same angles as the cruising gennaker 130-165° TWA. It has a smaller head angle for better furling.

    TWA: 130-165°
    TWS: 10-24 kn
  • Gennaker

    Gennaker

    The Cruising Gennaker is close to the A2 but with less roach in luff and leech, to make the sail more stable (easy sailing).

    Can be used at angles from 130-165° TWA. Perfect together with our Spisock (Snuffer) for easy and safe handling.

    TWA: 130-165°
    TWS: 4-24 kn

Solano 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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