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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
  • 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.
    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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In-Boom Furling Main - Woven Dyneema, Hydranet

This in-boom furling mainsail is made from the trioptimal design that distributes the forces the sail is exposed to optimally ensuring a stable sail shape. A shape that is efficiently maintained for many years. Available in several cloths, were the polyester based cruising laminate provides an efficient and long-lasting sail. If you are searching for an extremely solid option, the woven dyneema (hydra net radial) is the best choice. The horizontal full battens help keep the shape, and make sure the furling in to the boom runs without problems. The lowest battens are also working as reefing point as they stretch out the reefed down mainsail.


Woven Dyneema is a strong sail cloth, tightly woven as a high tenacity fabric. The woven dyneema cloths are polyester fibers with a grid of dyneema.



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 SOLANO segment.

  • Conventional Main - short battens

  • Conventional Main - full battens

  • In-Mast Furling Main - no battens

  • In-Mast Furling Main - short battens

  • EMS Main

  • Try Sail Main

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