Gennaker

Gennaker

Gennaker

The optimum cruising sail with the effect of a spinnaker but all the handling properties of a genoa

Asymmetric spinnakers also known as gennakers are the ideal lightweight sails for cruising boats of all sizes.They heel the boat less, and are more efficient, especially at tighter wind angles. Gybing is easier, and although the boat slows a little more than with a spinnaker gybe, it can be done with less crew.

On many courses the gennaker is just as effective as a traditional spinnaker, and on open courses it gives you much more speed than a genoa.

It handles like a genoa – and heavy spinnaker poles are not necessary.

 

FurlStrøm
- a Paul Elvstrøm Favourite

The FurlStrøm is a great cruising sail with the performance of a gennaker and the handling of a genoa. Characterized by a flat cut and straight luff for better pointing and with a complete furling system for easy handling. The FurlStrøm does not need a heavy spinnaker pole. It comes complete with a high quality furling system. To stow the sail, simply roll it.

FurlStrøm XL

The FurlStrøm XL is a further development of the FurlStrøm. We have combined the perfect cruising FurlStrøm with a modern top-down furling system giving a much broader wind angle.
> See a Top-Down video here.

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  • Elvstrøm Sails 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.
    Comment by Jesper Bank

    • Material
      Nylon
    • Layout Trioptimal
    • TWS 5-25kn
  • Elvstrøm Sails 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.
    Comment by Jesper Bank

    • Material
      Nylon
    • Layout Trioptimal
    • TWS 10-24kn
  • Elvstrøm Sails 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.
    Comment by Jesper Bank

    • Material
      Nylon
    • Layout Trioptimal
    • TWS 4-24kn