World ARC, LEG 1 Completed
14 Jan 2012 - Congratulations to all those that have completed or are about to complete the first leg of the world Arc St Lucia to the beautiful islands of San Blas, of the coast of Panama including Vessel Sapphire, a Discover 67 that had Parasailor USA's Jerry Twomey as crew.
02 Jan 2012 - January 2012 edition of Sail Magazine "...The sail's stability and the lift it generates maredly reduces a oat's tendency to yaw, pitch or broach under it, allowing a crew to cleat the sheet and steer by autopilot..."
Read more … A KITE WITH A HOLE IN IT
Just 6 weeks to go until the ARC start - order your Parasailor now!
09 Oct 2011 - Just 6 weeks to go until the start of this year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to St. Lucia (Caribbean). Every year, more than 30 skippers choose the Parasailor as the easy and safe to use downwind sail for the 2,700 mile passage in the tradewinds. If you are participating this year and haven't ordered your Parasailor yet, please hurry up and place your order asap to ensure on time delivery to Las Palmas. We'll see you there!
10 Jun 2011 - Parasailor is pleased to announce the updates on the Parasailor Facebook page. The updates feature a new Welcome page, links to our website and new photo albums as well as adding to excisting ablums.
Read more … Parasailor Grows on Facebook
07 Apr 2011 - We have just received sad news that our friend and Parasailor ambassador Mike Harker passed away at the age of 64 in Saint Martin (Caribbean) last Friday due to a stroke. Mike was a true explorer and pioneer with an extraordinary personality. His friendly character and positive attitude to life and his various projects were very inspiring. We are truly touched by his death.
Read more … ISTEC grieves for Mike Harker
Get a custom design for your Parasailor
13 Mar 2011 - If desired by the customer, ISTEC delivers the Parasailor in all sorts of special designs. Even most complex designs including color gradients are possible in cooperation with our Hamburg-based partner Toni Gerken (http://www.toni-gerken.de), a specialty printing company. Check out the photo on the left showing a Lagoon 421, pulled by a 140 m² Parasailor.
06 Dec 2010 - Even the recent onset of the winter in Europe can't put tough sailors off from their hobby.
Read more … Let it snow!
02 Dec 2010 - The ARC Parasailor fan club continues to grow, with more than 30 Parasailors in this year's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) fleet. The ARC 2010 start was a classic, not just because it was the 25th time it had taken place, but because the wind filled-in to give the 233 yachts a beautiful downwind start.
Read more … ARC Parasailor Fan Club keeps on growing!
Cheers to a great crossing in the trade winds
17 Nov 2010 - Social get-together in Las Palmas: Hundreds of ARC sailors joined the Parasailor ARC Happy Hour and made a toast to a happy crossing in the trade winds.