VIDEO: Cable-free sails - the new black?

Cable-free sails

Cable-free sails are evolving ! The next generation of a cable-free code zero is now available at Elvstrøm Sails. A Code Zero in a trioptimal design, produced from a laminate with a high density fiber luff.

Check out this video of our new cable-free Code Zero. The Cable-free Code Zero is easy to handle and store. With the improved positive luff, you gain wider sailing angles, compared to a traditional Code Zero - and more power.

Elvstrøm Sails designer, Lars Thiellesen explains;

“This is absolutely a great sail, that is not penalized within the ORC and IRC measurement rules. For ORC and IRC, the half width shall be 75 % or more of the foot length. Our cable-free code zero is designed with a 75 % spinnaker half width (SHW) and within the Danish DH a 65 % SHW.  It is possible to sail up to 65 degrees True Wind Angle (TWA), and the sail goes significantly deeper than a conventional code zero with cable, due to the positive luff. 

This is truly a sail that makes a difference on the race course, especially in the lower wind forces. Due to the EPEX luff it is easy to roll and easy to use, even when sailing single-handed. I have personally just used it in the Singlehanded Silverrudder.”


  • Ice


    Eddy Lekens, Ice for his sailing friends, started sailing at the age of 9 and soon started racing with keelboats with his parents. He is the founder and owner of ClubRacer, one of Europe's most popular sailing websites. Eddy Lekens was in 2004 awarded for "best offshore sailor of The Netherlands" for his results with the Audi sailing team. His other passion away from sailing is being a omnichannel ecommerce consultant.