Greater joy of sailing in all conditions
Orkan High Performance
The roller furling genoa, mainsail and MPS- spinnaker of the future will
replace all other sails.
Maximum effect. Maximum comfort. Greater strength. Longer life.
Orkan High Performance
It is experience, consideration, and detailing, that make all the difference.
New sails must be a sound investment. They must insure your joy of sailing
and the results you dream of. They must be able to be utilized for their
intentions - and they must be able to keep their shape for the duration
of their lifespan.
This is the simple idea behind Orkan Sails - and it is obvious in every
sail we make.
We use the latest in computer designing and calculating - but the sail
is craftmanship from a-z.
Cloths and materials are all handpicked from the best manufacturers,
so every sail will become a perfect whole, that will fulfill all of your
whishes and desires - and the design and construction exploit the advantages
of the chosen cloth to its utmost, and obsorb all windpower without
impairing the sails formstability.
On every part of the sail, that is exposed to stress, you will find
absolute and effecient reinforcements, that underline the quality of Orkan
Thoroughly considered function
When you use our sails you will enjoy the consideration that characterize
They work perfectly on roller reefing headstags, because they are designed
specificly for the headstag in question.
Mainsails fold perfectly on the boom with fullbattens and lazy-jacks
- or roll easier down into the "sailtainer" if you have chosen that solution.
If it is a roller furling mainsail, that rolls into the mast, you will
find, that your new Orkan Sail easier rolls in and out. Because of the
consideration and the qualiy.
We do not compromise
That is why, there are more and more Europeans choose Orkan Sails
For racing, in the fight for first prize.
For comfortable cruising.
And for offshore sailing - where several Orkan Sails have been around
That is why your next sail is an Orkan Sail.
Let os make you an offer on the right solution for your needs.
Orkan High Performance
Greater joy of sailing - better results - with fewer sails
A few years ago it was necessary for a boats wardrobe to be quite extensive.
The amount of sails demanded an intire cabin for stowing and an experienced
crew to go on deck to change headsails in all sorts of weather. This type
of sail inventory is also quite expensive.
A lot has happened since then. Roller reefing headstags means, that
setting sail can be done from the cockpit, - and that the headsail can
remain on the headstag throughout the season.
Fullbattens and lazy-jacks has made handling of the mainsail easier
- and latest, the rollerreefing mainsail.
Everything has become easier - but a lot of people have realized,
that it has cost them some of their up wind capability and speed.
The roller furling headsail was not quite able to replace the many
headsails - and the reefing was a problem, because a reefed sail had more
depth, which resulted in more heel.
That is why we have developed High Performance sails, that are
ideal for all sailing possibilities:
High Performance roller reefing genoa
It is already effective in light winds as a genoa 1 and can be reefed to
replace the genoa 2, genoa 3, the jib and the storm jib - as one efficient
sail permanently placed on the headstag.
High Performance mainsail
An excellent mainsail either with shortbattens, fullbattens or as a roller
reefing mainsail. The sail exploits the vind not only for it self, but
it also optimizes the wind effect in the genoa, so you will always have
the most effective sailplan in relation to wind and waves.
High Performance gennaker
- or "Multi Purpose Spinnaker" as this asymmetrical spinnaker is called,
has the power of an ordinary spinnaker from the close reach to the run,
but handles like a genoa.
This easy to use all purpose sail opens a whole new range of possobilities
for the small crew who wants all of the pleasures of sailing - but have
avoided the spinnaker.
These three sails are all you need
We tailor make them for your boat and your style of sailing...
Orkan High Performance Genoa
The ideal headsail for all weather conditions.
For offshore, cruising or racing.
The headsail is the most imporant sail on the boat.
It is the sail that ensures all upwind capability, it ensures
power through waves, and gives maximum utilization of the winds energy.
But the headsail must match wind and wave conditions, that means, an extensive
sail inventory with a number of bags, that take up a lot of space
and frequent sailchanges when wind, weather, or waves change.
But with Orkan High Performance genoa the sail inventory is simplified
to only one highly efficient headsail, that is permanently mounted on the
headstag. Troublesome sail changes and dangerous work on the foredeck is
avoided, as the sail is simply reefed to exactly the sail area needed.
And the High Performance cut and sewing insures the shape and the strength
of the sail, so it will maintain the optimum power and suit the sailing
conditions at all times.
Maximum effect - always
A roller furling headsail is a compromize.
Every one of the traditional headsails has its speciality - putting
all of these qualities into a single sail is close to impossible.
Orkan High Performance is the closest you get.
Design, cut and the use of the cloth qualities makes it possible to
combine nearly all of the different headsails specialities into the one:
A light cloth in the front of the sail insures maximum upwind abilities
in light to moderat conditions.
The heavier cloth takes over the stress as the wind picks up when the sail
is roller reefed, the sail is cut so as it rolls in, it flattens and heeling
As the sail is rolled even more the heavier cloth in the aft of the sail
flattens it even more.
strength. Longer life.
All panels are placed so they absorb as much stress as possible, and the
wind powers the boat instead of deforming the sail.
The sails shape and the various types and qualities of cloth are all
harmonized perfectly to the boats rigging, hullshape and weight - and to
the way you sail your boat.
The sails come fully with UV-protection or a separate cover that will
protect your sail from airpollution and UV-breakdown.
Offshore, cruising or racing
Orkan High Performance roller reefing genoas is the ideal solution in all
For racing were the upwind abilities and speed are essential and the
weight must be kept at a minimum, The High Performance sail is often made
of advanced laminated clothes, such as polyester/mylar, kevlar/mylar or
For combining racing and cruising there is often used a sandwich
cloth of dacron and mylar.
For offshore sailing were the sail is put to the test by the always
changing conditions, a special reinforced and UV-resistent dacron is chosen.
Reefing markers on the sail make it easy to roll in the sail and set the
sheeting angel precisely were you want it for the specific conditions.
"Sailchange" is done in seconds, from the cockpit.
All panels exploit the cloths stress characteristics perfectly.
Laminated sailcloth with mylar/kevlar insures extreme formstability, particularly
in racing sails.
Orkan High Performance Mainsail
Optimized for maximum effect, durability and easy handling with lazy-jacks,
roller furling boom or a roller reefing mast.
The mainsail is the principal sail on the boat and serves many purposes:
It insures maximum power, it controls the windspeed in the genoa and creats
balance to the helm and to the boat.
The mainsail must utilize all windpower to induce forward motion with
a minimum of heel - and be easy to ajust to all wind conditions without
compromising the effect.
The mainsail must be able to withstand the forces, that are inflicted
upon it throughout long periods of time to maintain the shape that creats
The Orkan High Performance mainsail gives you all of this.
And it is easy to handle, because the sail is developed especially
for your boat and your needs. For short battens, for fullbattens with lazy-jacks
and for roller furling into the boom or into the mast. Easy and efficient.
High Performance in all conditions...
Full power in any conditions
High Performance mainsails are designed and cut particularly for the boats
rigging and its specific requirements.
If the mainsail is to have fullbattens to increase sail stability and
roach, which again increases effect.
If the mainsail is to be mounted on a roller furling mast, it will
be cut in such a way, that it needs no support from battens and be adapted
to the specific type of mast, so as it will roll in and out with ease.
No matter what type of mast the boat is equipt with, the sail must
also perform perfecly when reefed.
That is why the design of a High Performance mainsail is different
for the different uses, than is apparent.
Power and stamina through long panels
By constructing the sail with many panels, the cloths quality and stength
is utilized to secure power, stability and a long life.
Offshore, cruising and racing
No matter what kind of sailing you prefer the High Performance design will
secure you full satisfaction and joy of sailing.
The difference lies in the choice of materials, were laminated sailcloths
such as polyester/mylar, kevlar/mylar and spectra/mylar for racing, but
for combined racing and cruising a sandwich material of dacron and mylar
is prefered. For offshore sailing a special reinforced UV-protected dacron
is the main choice.
The mainsail, like the genoa is mounted in the mast or on the boom and
stays there the entire season.
High Performance furling mainsails are supplied with a UV protected
clew. Sails with fullbattens and lazy-jacks can be supplied with a boom
cover that, when the sail is lowered, you simply zip around the sail.
Orkan High Performance MPS-spinnaker
Safe, efficient and easy to handle when ever you sheet off.
A lot of boats, mainly bigger boats have a problem when reaching. The
genoa and the mainsail cannot take full advantage of the wind and the speed
drops significantly. The more aft the wind is the greater the problem,
because the genoa gets in wind shadow from the mainsail. If the wind is
to be taken fully advantage of, the spinnaker must be hoisted, but this
big and powerful sail is a just a big a problem for a small crew.
Orkan High Performance MPS-spinnaker is the solution. MPS is short
for "Multi Purpose Spinnaker" - which is the international name for what
in the new regatta rules is called an "asymmetrical spinnaker". It can
also be called a "cruising-/family-spinnaker" or a "gennaker". This is
the sail that suplies the speed and joy of sailing one would ever want
and at the same time is incredibly easy to handle in any kind of weather...
This is a sail were only the advantages of the spinnaker unfold. This
is what the Orkan High Performance MPS-spinnaker is all about.
It handles as easily as a genoa, but supplies the power of a spinnaker.
The MPS-spinnaker doubles the amount of efficient sail area. The shape
supplies effective power to utilize in light winds - the combination
of strength and easy handling makes it possible to fly the sail in stronger
Easy to hoist - easy to handle
The MPS-spinnakers tack is attached to a downhaul in the bow and is hoisted
in the spinnaker halyard and is sheeted as a genoa, but from the stern
like a traditional spinnakersheets.
Jibing is done by berring away and sheeting out, when the mainsail
has been jibed you sheet in the MPS-spinnaker on the new tack.
The sail is as easy to trim as a genoa and the shape is controlled
by the downhaul in the bow.
The MPS-spinnaker is easily hoisted and taken down in the wind shadow
behind the mainsail when the sheet is out.
Because of the genoa being either furled up or taken down, no extra
winches are needed.
From close reach to the run
With a tight luff the MPS-spinnaker works as a terrific light wind genua
and can be used as close to the wind as 50°-60°.
When bearing away the sheet is let out and at the same time the downhaul
let out to give the MPS-spinnaker its optimum shape off the wind.
On the run the MPS-spinnaker will be in the wind shadow of the mainsail,
so here the mainsail can be taken down or head up to the broad reach to
fill the MPS-spinnaker. When you are on the run you can also replace the
downhaul with a sheet and pull the MPS-spinnaker to windward free of the
mainsail and use it as an ordinary spinnaker . By mounting a spinnakerpole
or barberhauls(as shown) the power is centered and better controled. The
international yacht racing rules do not allow the use of a spinnakerpole
for such a spinnaker.
The Orkan High Performance MPS-spinnaker is designed for maximum joy of
sailing in any conditions. The shape of the spinnaker ensures an excellent
use of the winds power.
The extra strong spinnaker cloth and the High Performance design makes
the sail strong enough to endure even the strongest winds.
The easy handling makes it a safe sail in all conditions - even for
a small crew.
Orkan High Performance MPS-spinnaker is the ideal spinnaker for the
small crew, that want the fun in a safe and convenient way in any conditions.
The MPS-spinnaker has become more and more common on the regatta courses,
were its versatility shines through.
Sailing in technicolor
Red, blue, yellow, white or green plain or striped. There are vast opportunities
when it comes to the looks of your new MPS-spinnaker, take that extra pleasure
and make it a sail youíll love to look at and take pride in hoisting.
|The MPS-spinnaker induces power up to
50°-60° to the wind.
||The highest speeds are obtained from the
beam reach to the broad reach
||The MPS-spinnaker downwind. The sheets
are moved forward with barberhauls
The spinnaker sock makes it even easier
The Orkan High Performance MPS-spinnaker is an easy and safe sail that
provides a lot of extra pleasures and is therefor a sail that you want
to use a lot.
With a spinnaker sok it makes it even easier to hoist it and take it
down again. You hoist the sock with the spinnaker inside with no risk of
the wind filling it before it has reached the top. When the sock with the
spinnaker inside is at the top, all you do now is pull the sock up and
free the spinnaker!
When you want to take the spinnaker down all you have to do is sheet
out and pull the sock down over the spinnaker and lower the sock!
The easy has just been made even easier! Even in heavier winds.
The Orkan High Performance MPS-spinnaker can also be provided with
a roller furler system.
Orkan Sails does it all!
Any type of sail for any boat and any budget
Highly specialized racing sails in high-tech materials. Spinnakers in all
shapes and sizes for any purpose.
Special cruising sails where stength and durability are the most important
And practical economic sails, that provide you with your wishes within
Sail covers that protect
Practical covers that protect your sails from dangeres UV-light, wind,
weather, and polution.
Boom covers, that can be specially fitted for your lazy-jacks and are
easy to use.
Rigging and other equipment
The rig and the sail must work perfectly together, that is why we currently
work alongside of the riggers who supply the rigging to make sure
you get the best of both.
We can supply all the things you need to get the most out of your sails,
such as rollerreefing forstags or a shackle if that is what you need.
Cushions that give comfort and elegance
It isnít always enough that you look good sailing - it is also nice to
feel good onboard.We measure out and supply the right cushions, that not
only feel new but also look new for a long time.
Sprayhoods and cockpit tents
Strength, stability and longevity are the key words in all our sprayhoods
- and when it comes to cockpit tents we can make it the way you want it
easy and simple. We have the measurments and drawings to most boats - and
we will give you an offer on any solution.
Awnings for any weather
Through many years on the Mediterranean and a long life in the Scandinavian
weather, we have developed a long range of awnings that not only give shade
from the sun, but also from the rain. They are also easy to set up, take
down and stow away.
Shelter in the cockpit and a screen for privacy in the harbour is something
most sailors want - but permanent windbreakers are usualy in the way of
winchhandles, they take your outlook and can catch waves in foul-weather.
That is why we have made several types of windbreakers that are easy to
put up and take down.
Your boat must be properly protected against the winter weather when on
land, but still have constant air-circulation to free the boat from any
moisture. Our winter-tarpaulins insure both - and they are easy to enter
when you want to work on your boat.
Orkan Sails is quick and efficient service
When you want us we are there.
At Orkan Sails we are all sailors who know that everything has to be
in perfect condition all of the time. We know that the season is short
and therefore all repears must be made as quickly as possible.
And our customers know, that we will do what we can to live up to their
That is why you always can tell who is the Orkan Sails customer, because
he is always satisfied with the sails and the service we have provided
You can talk to us at Orkan Sails
Call us, talk to us about your boat. Tell us what you want - and get som
good advice and a good price for the right solution and the right quality.
It isnít necessarily more expensive to choose the best solution - but
it will always be the one you will be happiest with. And your boat deserves