Sails manufacture in the UK Ellipson Sails,
affordable quality spinnakers.
Spinnaker sailing is
for everybody. It's fast and it's easy.
And now affordable. You save 35% or even
more by choosing from our range of standardized
Our spinnakers are standardized and ready
to hoist. They come in 20 carefully calculated
sizes to fit most sailboats of 24 to 64
feet in length.
The different between a standardized sail
size and a customer fit can be up to 5%.
But usually it's much less.
To an ambitious racer these few percent
can make all the difference in the world
and a few places in the final ranking.
If this is your priority, then we suggest
that you choose one of our custom fitted
sails.If not, you can now benefit from
a design and quality previously reserved
for top class racers: a full radial design,
oversized radial corner reinforcements
and top quality materials are just some
of the features that stand out.
Price is another. By standardized colours
and sizes we are able to offer these sails
at least 35% below the price of a custom
fitted sail. Without compromising on quality
(Colours subject to availability).
Quite the contrary. The quality of our
sails is matched by only a handful of
Design and Construction
Don't be mistaken. Our spinnakers are
cruising sails of the highest quality.
The cost savings that we pass on to you
are due to size and colour standardization,
not from any compromise in quality. Regardless
of whether you choose a custom-built sail
of one of our standardized sizes, the
same high levels of design and quality
apply. Here are some of the design details
we are proud of:
The full radial panel layout is recognized
by racers and sailmakers alike as vastly
superior to other spinnaker designs. While
under load, this layout offers more stability
and less distortion to the shape of the
sail than any other panel layout. This
design was originally developed for racing,
but has now been accepted as the standard
for the highest quality cruising sails
radial corner patches
The dynamic loading from the entire sail
tends to be concentrated in the sail's
three corners. The corner "patches" ensure
that these loads are properly distributed
over a larger area, preventing undue distortion
of the sail's shape. Our corner reinforcements
are of the same radial construction as
the sail itself. They are curved so that
they extend furthest in the directions
of the greatest loads. But most importantly,
they are sufficiently large to handle
even heavy loads.
All Ellipson spinnakers are supplied with
a spinnaker launch bag. This high-quality
bag has webbing straps to keep the sail's
corners in place and colour coding for
easy identification of each corner and
a quick hoist.
Top quality sailcloth
We use only the best materials.
Our spinnakers come in 20 standardised
sizes. Their colours are predefined and
the sails ready to hoist. This allows
us to offer them at very favourable prices.
You save 35% or even more, without compromising
on quality. And with 20 carefully calculated
sizes to choose from, your new sail will
be very close to a custom fit.
A modern symmetric spinnaker with maximum
projected area, and a medium depth of
camber that is appropriate for a combination
of running and broad reaching angles.
This sail's cross section shape is elliptical,
which makes it stable, and easy to trim.
This sails requires a spinnaker pole.
Full radial panel layout. Designed for
apparent wind angles of 115 - 180 degrees.
20 sizes from 45 to 288 sq m
(485 to 3100 sq. ft)
A modern All-Round asymmetric spinnaker
with a full radial panel layout. This
sails has a medium-full shape that is
appropriate for a combination of running
and broad reaching angles. The design
uses a cross section shape that has a
softly-rounded entry, that straightens
and flattens towards the leech. This is
a forgiving shape that is easy to trim,
and which minimises the boat's heeling
angle when reaching. This is a very versatile
sail, perfect for anyone wishing to make
do with only one spinnaker on board. This
sail is designed for apparent wind angles
of 80 - 155 degrees.
20 sizes from 34 to 255 sq m
(366 to 2745 sq ft)
A slightly flatter asymmetric spinnaker,
designed for tighter reaching angles.
The cross section shape has a flatter
entry angle, and is generally flatter
and more open in the leech. This allows
use in stronger breezes, and on sharper
reaching angles, without resulting in
excessive heeling. The roach on both luff
and leech is smaller than the Aspin AR,
and the total sail area is therefore reduced.
This sail is well suited as a supplement
for those already carrying a symmetric
spinnaker, in that the two sails together
will over the entire win spectrum. This
sail is designed for apparent wind angles
of 65 - 140 degrees.
20 sizes from 34 to 250 sq m
(366 to 2690 sq ft)
20 sizes from 34 to 25 sq m (366 to 2745
Our spinnakers will fit most sailboats
from 24 to 64 feet in length. Probably
yours, too. If you want to investigate,
we will be happy to help. We are very
likely to have your rig measurements among
the 6000 sailboats in our database. We
will find the right sail size for you
in just a few seconds.