Evolution Sails Element Membrane:

Evolution Sails has over the last three years worked together with Dimension-Polyant USA, developing Element Membrane™ exclusively for Evolution Sails. Element Membrane™ is a composite product addressing an overlapping concern for both racers and cruisers for a light, rugged sailcloth membrane for increased durability. The outer skin of the Element Membrane ™ is a sheet of random array, non-woven filaments that provides increased abrasion resistance at a minimal weight gain.

The Element Membrane™ provides specific advantages when compared to the standard film/film and taffeta products:

  • ABRASION RESISTANCE

The Element Membrane™ is designed specifically for the high-end sailor who is looking for better life expectancy in their sail. The Element Membrane™ provides superior abrasion resistance compared to the film/film styles while protecting the inner scrim construction.

  • WEIGHT

The Element Membrane™ is 1.3 sm-oz (56g/sqm) lighter than the double taffeta. The weight reduction results in better performance and a more durable race product and if used in a cruising application the sail handling far exceeds other taffeta backed membranes.

  • WATER ABSORPTION

Compared to standard external taffetas, water absorption is significantly less with quicker drying due to faster evaporation of moisture. In a larger yacht with furling sails this massively reduces the opportunity for unsightly mould to begin to grow.

  • FABRIC APPEARANCE

Cosmetically, Element Membrane™ offers the same appearance from side to side and the matte finish allows for easier sail trim.

  • CONSTRUCTION

The Element Membrane™ fabrics allow for glued seams, resulting in less stretch under load. The unique Element Membrane™ composite also creates a softer hand, minimises creasing and prevents film shrinkage.

Element Membrane Included Features:

Genoa and Jib Standard features include:

  • leech and foot control lines,
  • telltale window,
  • customized luff hardware
  • appropriate luff tape
  • spreader patches
  • custom sailbag

Mainsail Standard features include:

  • tapered battens
  • appropriate luff hardware
  • cunningham
  • leechline
  • numbers
  • telltales
  • sail ties
  • custom sail bag

Mainsail Options available:

  • reefs
  • insignia
  • boom covers
  • corporate logos.