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For over 60 years we have developed a unique expertise driven by the experience of our high performing sailors and sail designers, and our legendary founder, Paul Elvstrøm.

Today, we take pride in using our know-how for your quality cruising and racing. To us every sail is unique, tailor-made for you. At Elvstrøm Sails, we recognise that every moment counts. Whether you are cruising and savouring precious moments afloat, or weekend racing where every second counts towards achieving your moment of glory.


You can rest assured that we have an eye for detail. Leaving you to enjoy your cruise, or focus on your race, with total confidence.

Legendary Sailmaking

Chesapeake Sailmakers Elvstrom cruising sails


We founded our loft to serve cruising sailors. Whether sailing the Chesapeake or heading off to the Caribbean, our mission has been to listen to our clients' needs and build them a sail that was up to the challenge. We offer a full line of Dacron, Dacron Hybrids, Laminates and Membrane sails. Our philosophy has always been to focus on educating our clients so they can make informed decisions about material options, construction techniques and their budgets, while implementing appropriate modern technology with traditional craftsmanship.

Chesapeake Sailmakers Elvstrop Sails Racing Sails


We realized you can't be all things to all people, especially when it comes to racing sails. This helped us narrow our focus and decide which racing markets we could compete in. We have found that our design talents, cloth technology and willingness to embrace the club racer as a valuable client is what separates us from other major brands. The PHRF racer, local one designs and regional ORC/IRC racers are markets where we are winning races. How do we do it? Great sails and a personal approach. We get out and race with clients, teach them how to set and trim their sails properly, look at rig tune, help develop and train crew, advise on boat and rating optimization, offer educational seminars and provide tactical services. In some respects, the sails are a commodity; that step beyond providing a great sail that lets you achieve your dreams.

“I'm writing to thank you personally for the excellent product and service I received from you on my new racing main. This is my first String (membrane) sail and I couldn't be happier with the results."

Robert "Tom" Yoho, Beneteau 36.7

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