To Roll or not to Roll

This video shows very nicely how a sailboat with double head sails going downwind rolls significantly more than the same boat flying a Parasailor. Recorded on an Amel Super Maramu 2000 during the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) 2010. Many thanks to our customer for providing this awesome comparison video.

Owner demonstrates how easy the Parasailor is

Parasailing from Tonga to Fiji on catamaran Luna - a Lagoon 380. Look the video and see the Owner demonstrating how easy the Parasailor is.

275m² Parasail sailed on the brand new Outremer 5x

275m² Parasail sailed on the brand new Outremer 5x during the last international multihull fair in France.


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..."

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Just 6 weeks to go until the ARC start - order your Parasailor now!

ARC Start in Las Palmas

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!

Parasailor Grows on Facebook

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.

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ISTEC grieves for Mike Harker

Mike Harker

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.

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Get a custom design for your Parasailor

Parasailor 140 m² Custom Design "Nordea" on a Lagoon 421

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 (, a specialty printing company. Check out the photo on the left showing a Lagoon 421, pulled by a 140 m² Parasailor.

Let it snow!

Even the recent onset of the winter in Europe can't put tough sailors off from their hobby.

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ARC Parasailor Fan Club keeps on growing!

Beneteau 57 'Fred' (NED) approaching the start line under Parasailor

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.

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