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Welcome to Hyde Sails

Like many of the successful sail lofts in the world, Hyde Sails grew from racing and in particular racing one-design dinghies. The need to eke out small differences in performance between identical boats imposes values of quality and discipline in the manufacture of sails that are not so important in other branches of sailmaking. But the challenge of making sails of exactly the right shape, with top class materials and faultless craftsmanship permeates through all the sails we make from racing yacht to old gaffer.

Established over 40 years ago as Musto and Hyde , our famous red Flying Dutchman logo reflected Keith Musto's Olympic success in that iconic dinghy. He went on to establish his very successful clothing range while the sailmaking business spread to encompass sailmaking for all types of boat of all types and sizes. Hyde Sails have one of the biggest product ranges of any sailmaker in the world from Optimist dinghies to round the globe cruisers.

We make around 40000 sails per year from our modern ( and crucially, wholly owned ) factory in the far east. Our 235 staff are highly trained , well paid and directed from the UK where our management ,sales and R&D functions are based in two offices, one at Hamble and one at Ipswich.

We have a worldwide and increasing network of agents and distributors , whose details are on this site, enabling you to obtain personal service over much of the Globe.

We make many sails for other sailmakers and for large boat builders such as Laser and RS but our core business is making bespoke sails for individual customers.

Our sails are made out of the best materials obtained at the most competitive prices so that we are able to offer quality sails with extraordinary craftsmanship at prices that are keen but not unrealistically cheap. With sailmaking you tend to get what you pay for but there is no need to pay over the odds to get quality sails - we do not promise the cheapest sails, but we promise the best quality at the best price with the best designs and the best materials.

If those sound like the sort of sails you are looking for, whatever your type of boat, then contact us and we will be delighted to discuss your needs and provide you with a no-obligation quote.

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Mark Corbett – International Business Development Manager

‘Hyde Sails New International Business Development Manager starts his first day training in our Hamble office with our Sales Officer Manager Jo Roberts. Having previously worked together in Greece they are keen to bring their combine marine industry knowledge together to help drive the Hyde Sails brand forward. Contact Mark at or Skype at mark.corbett98’ Read On

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Hyde’s Winning Sails at Cowes Week 2014

A challenging Cowes Week this year with varied wind conditions made for some interesting racing out on the course. The Hyde Sails team were out in the SB20 fleet and we had great results from customers in the FF15 and Squib fleets. Read On

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Squib East Coast Championships

A strong 29 boat fleet of Squibs turned out for the East Coast Championships held at Stone SC on the river Blackwater for the first time. The large and enthusiastic fleet of local boats were joined by visitors from as far afield as Yorkshire and the Isle of Wight.  Read On

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Squib Gold Cup May 3/4

20 Squibs from as far afield as Yorkshire and the Isle of Wight competed for the Gold Cup at Burnham on Crouch over the Bank Holiday weekend. Conditions proved testing for the race officer and the sailors alike as light winds swinging up to 45 degrees in a matter of minutes accompanied by strong tides made for complicated tactical choices .  Read On

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