2017 Ezzy Elite

2017 Ezzy Elite

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Ezzy Zeta

Every year, for over 30 years, David Ezzy worries about what he can do to improve his sails. He describes sail design as crawling around a pitch black room, trying to figure out what the furniture looks like - a painfully slow process, requiring patience and science.

For 2017, the Elite has gone through some fundamental improvements. The new sail inspires us to sail better and to rig up quicker to get more time on the water. The new luff panel makes the Elite more maneuverable without sacrificing overall performance. The biggest change though, is perhaps the new construction process, with makes the Elite feel lighter, allowing it to plane more quickly.

The Elite's philosophy is to be the perfect all-around sail - we use the Elite for flatwater fun to bump-n-jump to high-performance onshore to radical down-the-line. It's our go-to sail, so we need it to be easy. The wide wind range allows us to carry fewer sails which makes packing the car less of a headache. And the calibrated rigging system means we can have perfectly accurate tuning in seconds so we can spend less time rigging and more time on the water.

A portion of every sail we sell goes to help schools in Sri Lanka.
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Ezzy Elite Sail Luff Boom Boom No. of Ezzy Mast Base Weight
Size (sq.m.) Med Min Max Battens Base/Top Extension Kg
2.7 coming soon coming soon coming soon coming soon 315/340 coming soon coming soon
3.0 337 131 140 4 315/340 24 cm coming soon
3.4 349 135 144 4 340/340 12 cm coming soon
3.8 362 140 149 4 340/370 10 cm coming soon
4.0 371 143 152 4 370/370 6 cm coming soon
4.2 377 146 155 4 370/370 10 cm coming soon
4.5 389 150 160 4 370/400 6 cm coming soon
4.7 398 154 164 4 370/400 16 cm coming soon
5.0 410 158 168 4 400/400 12 cm coming soon
5.3 422 163 173 4 400/400 24 cm coming soon
5.7 434 169 179 4 400/430 22 cm coming soon
6.1 447 173 184 4 430/430 20 cm coming soon

Note on Ezzy Masts

How To Choose The Perfect Mast Combination For Your Quiver:

  1. Pick the top and bottom that fits the sail you use the most.
  2. Use a longer top for your bigger sail.
  3. Use a shorter bottom for your smaller sail.
= Best Combination
= Good Combination

**We recommend using the 1st choice Ezzy Masts top and bottom with all Elite sails whenever possible for uncompromised performance.

The Ezzy Hookipa Mast

David Ezzy explains Mast Theory

Reviews are coming!


  • Hendrik

    Miss the size 4,0 in Elite 2017! If you sail a 4,5 then 4,2 is too close and 3,8 ist too far…

    • ezzysails

      Thank you for the email back Hedrick. I’m glad you bring this up. Here are some points:
      1) Graham, Kevin and David, agree that the 4.0 size is no longer needed.
      2) We think of the 3.8 as the “new” 4.0.
      3) The new 3.8 Elite is as powerful as the older 4.0.
      4) Jumping from the 4.5 to the 3.8 is perfect.
      5) Having less sails in one’s quiver is a good thing.
      6) From all my customer emails that I do, I find most people want to get one small sail to cover them for when it is really windy. The 4.0 NEVER comes up, because they want 3.7-3.8 range.
      7) I encourage you to make a test. Is it possible to use the new 3.8 Elite?

  • ezzysails

    we’re re-considering…

    • Rein

      would be great – reason is what sails do you choose when you are a dedicated wave sailor (and if you only go out in good conditions) and if you have to minimize your quiver??
      4,7 is THE classic size and the taka is perfect especially because of its low end -> don’t need anything bigger. then 4,0 is the only one making sense in addition and it really works great ! if 4,7 gets too big always 4,0 did it’s job and you still can handle a lot of top end wind


      • Lisa

        I have to agree with Rein. I have been building a Tiger quiver over the last few years and purchased the 5.5 and 4.7. I recently bought the 4.0 (just a few weeks ago ) when I realized that you dropped the 4.0 size from the Zeta line. Going from a 4.7 down to a 3.7 is just too large a jump (I think). Now I have my eye on that 6.4 Zeta ….

  • FP

    Any particular reason for letting out two biggest Elite sizes in 2017?

    • ezzysails

      yes. The two biggest sizes are actually 5 batten designs. We decided it would be smarter to categorize these two sails as “Zeta” models, which also have 5 battens

      • FP

        Thanks for the answer. Did you change a lot 6.4 and 6.8 before releasing them as Zeta line?

        • ezzysails

          The 6.4 and 6.8 Zeta compared to last year’s Elite 6.4 and 6.8 are very similar. They have the same incremental changes that David applied to the 3.4 to 6.1 2017 Elite.

          Which are:
          – Scrim luff panel smoothes out the pull.
          – Lighter feel.
          – Wider wind range.

          The reason I nixed the 6.4 and 6.8 from the Elite line and added them to the Zeta line was that I found people who wanted a bigger 5 batten sail did not feel comfortable “crossing over” to the Elite. People perceived the Elite to be more of a radical wave sail and they wanted to stick with a “designated” 5 batten sail. So, it seemed logical to put the 6.4 and 6.8 into the new five batten Zeta line and stop the four batten Elite at 6.1