Sym Spinnaker

Sym Spinnaker

Spinnakers are offered in trioptimal cut.

Elvstrøm downwind sails are renowned for their stability and therefore speed and performance, allowing for the sail to be trimmed less frequently, and be much more forgiving. In racing terms this ease of use can be translated into straightline speed, and a tolerance to wind or directional changes - in the fast and lively boats of today, this becomes a very important factor in downwind speed.

The panel layout is an extremely important part of any downwind sail. As with upwind sails, the stresses and loads on the surface of the sail can be mapped out. The panels must be laid as carefully as possible to these stress lines, ensuring that changes in angles are kept to the minimum.

They are equipped with integrated reinforcements at clews and top, and are produced as S1, S3, S5, and S2, & S4 to cover the complete wind spectrum.


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  • Elvstrøm Sails 1S Spinnaker

    The S1 is your lightest symmetric downwind sail. It is made for moments where the wind is so light that it is hard to make your sail fly. Or it is the sail you use on a light air day when you need to sail high angles and when your full size spinnaker returns too much flow back into your mainsail. Use the sail at angles from 80 TWA to 130° TWA in wind speeds from 2 knots TWS to 10 knots TWS.
    Size factor: 70% of S2
    Comments by Jesper Bank

    • Material
      Nylon
    • Layout Trioptimal
    • TWS 4-12kn
  • Elvstrøm Sails 2S Spinnaker

    S 2 is your full size runner for the majority of conditions. This is the largest sail in your downwind inventory. You will be able to use this sail from 115° TWA to 175° TWA in anything from 10 TWS to 22 TWS. So this is the sail that covers the biggest range of conditions. It would be the sail to include in your inventory as the first downwind sail. A truly all-round runner.
    Size factor: 100%
    Comments by Jesper Bank

    • Material
      Nylon
    • Layout Trioptimal
    • TWS 4-24kn
  • Elvstrøm Sails 3S Spinnaker

    The S3 is your easy air reaching sail. Here you have a strongly built spinnaker with big size corner reinforcements to take up the loads generated by the high reaching angles in stronger breeze. The sail is intended for angles between 110° TWA to 145° TWA in wind speeds between 15 knots-25 knots TWS. To make it perform well at these angles and wind speeds the girths are slightly smaller than on your full size runner. Also the head angle is slightly reduced to make the sail forgiving when you sail at high angles.
    Size factor: 80% of S2
    Comments by Jesper Bank

    • Material
      Nylon
    • Layout Trioptimal
    • TWS 10-24kn
  • Elvstrøm Sails 4S Spinnaker

    S 4 is your heavy weather sail for the deep running angles. The sail is close to maximum size but has a bit more shape at the leeches to make the sail easy to trim and fly when the conditions become challenging with big waves and perhaps gusting wind. This spinnaker is built for angles between 130° TWA to 170° TWA in anything above 18 knots TWS.
    Size factor: 95% of S2
    Comments by Jesper Bank

    • Material
      Nylon
    • Layout Trioptimal
    • TWS 15-32kn
  • Elvstrøm Sails 5S Spinnaker

    Please contact your local Elvstrøm Sails dealer for further information on this sail type

    • Material
      Nylon
    • Layout Trioptimal
    • TWS 15-40kn