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.
Hope you are well.
With the boat show just around the corner it reminded me to send you a note of thanks for the amazing asymmetric kite you made for me and my Dad last year (Boat SCALLYWAG, Beneteau Oceanis 31)
It has made a massive difference to the boat and transformed it from a nice floating caravan into a hot rod race winner.
So what did we achieve?
We won the Thursday evening race series at Warsash which was a bit of fun but we cleaned up with 6x 1st.
However we had a major success at the round the island race ISC Rating System 800+ boats
We came Third Overall ISC Rating out of 800+ boats and got the GEISCO TROPHY This meant we were also the winner of ISC Rating System Division 8A and also won TRAFALGAR 200 TROPHY for overall Winner ISCRS Grp 8
All and all a great day at the office.
The sail was amazing in 35+ Knots round the back of the Island and the boat was so balanced and very manageable when bigger boats were falling over all around us. Not sure the boat was designed to go that quick.
Anyway just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team.
I cannot tell you how happy it made my 76 year old Dad, it put a massive smile on his face which he still has, especially as the thought of him winning sailing trophies again at his age was just a dream.
See attached a few photos
I might pop over and see you at the show next week but if we don't meet I just wanted to say thank you and keep up the good work.
All the best