‹ Back directory


Published on 25 september 2015 at 16h00


ISTEC : The Spinnaker with a Wing for safe and easy downwind sailing for you catamaran

ISTEC is a German company that delivers innovative sailing technologies. We are specialising in downwind sailing equipment, particularly downwind sails. Our flagship product is the Parasailor, the world's first wing-integrated spinnaker, designed especially for short-handed crews. We also offer the Parasail (a variant of the Parasailor), the snuffing system Easysnuffer, and sophisticated sail-bags.

ISTEC was established in 2004 as a spin-off of Swing Flugsportgeräte GmbH, the world's leading manufacturer of paragliders and related equipment. Based in Landsberied near Munich, Bavaria, ISTEC and Swing cooperate closely in research & development, purchasing, manufacturing, and administration.

ISTEC delivers in­novative downwind sailing technologies. Invented and engi­neered in Germany, the Parasailor, ISTEC's flagship product, is the first ever downwind sail with an integrated, inflated airfoil. ISTEC's product range further in­cludes the Parasail, another airfoil in­te­gra­ted downwind sail, the snuffing system Easysnuffer, and handy sail bags — true to ISTEC's mission: the Downwind Company.


ISTEC AG An der Leiten 4 82290 Landsberied GERMANY


+49 (8141) 32778-84



Share this article


Discover the best of our members' favorite destinations
  • Port-Moresby, Papua New Guinea… A delicate stopover…
  • Tolimara: a sabbatical year in a Catana 47. Nice, don’t you think?
  • Bluenote: Atlantic encounters
Share your postcards
and receive
one year's free digital subscription!
share now