Elvstrom Racing Sails
Technology has impacted evey aspect of our lives and sailmaking is no different. Improvements in materials and construction methods along with computer aided design and cutting produce sails to are far more versatile, lighter and stronger. However, all the new technologies cannot replace the artful craft of the sailmaker and the intuition that comes with decades of experience. And taking delivery of the perfect sail should not the conclusion of your sail-buying encounter.
Creating the perfect cruising sail is as much an art as it is a science and buying the perfect cruising sail is a consultative process. By the time you have finalized your sail buying decision and narrowed down the size, shape, material and construction the relationship you have with your sailmaker should feel like a friendship. The day your new sail arrives and is fitted to your boat should bring you joy, satifaction and inspiration to go sailing.
Purchasing sails is a very personal decision and one that requires some research to determine what best suits your sailing needs. The sails that your dock mate has may not be the right sails for your boat, even if it is an identical sistership. below we offer a few case studies as an example to help guide you down the reight path.