Some of the sails from this winter's production and a shot of some deliveries to Bay Sails New York, they are very pleased with the sails and have gotten some great results. I'm impressed with the spinnaker snuffer and the attention to details on all Hyde sails delivered so far.
Dear Plymouth Dinghy Regatta Supporter
I am writing to thank you for your support for Plymouth Dinghy Regatta. This support was invaluable towards delivering a brilliant event. The feedback from the sailors was very positive. The racing was great, the atmosphere in the club was some of best we've seen for some time. I especially liked the integration of young sailors with the 'older generation' which is what grass roots dinghy sailing is all about.
We had sufficient support to enable us to provide every Topper sailor with a prize for enduring the conditions of up to 30kts over the course of the weekend.
Please see the attached photographs a small selection from the event. We had 63 entries for this years edition of the regatta and I can firmly say that there is enthusiasm to grow this event further and we are already looking at fixing the date as soon as possible for next year.
Thank you again for your support.
"Hi Todd and Daylene,
I finally got a hold of my new sail, and have installed it on the Boat.
Its fits perfectly and looks great, thanks so much for all of your help.
It has been a pleasure doing business with you, the prompt service and attention to detail has been great. I will recommend you to any of my friends looking for a new sail."
I thought you would enjoy seeing the PXB’s on the tempest. A couple weeks back Hank pulled me aside and said that of all the sails he has had thru the years (and he said he has had alot) this is the first set that all he has to do is sheet it in and the shape is perfect. No need to try and shape it. He said most of his past sails have been North. Job well done!! Look how good the head sail looks furled.
We approached Hyde for new sails for our 32ft Albin Nova "Aura" in 2015 through personal recommendation and it was immediately clear that Wooderz ‘got’ our sort of sailing – about 70% club racing with friends and family mixed with the Cornish Offshore Group (COGS) series shorthanded and family cruising for the remaining 30%. With every sailmaker we approached suggesting something different from the latest moulded sails to cross cut dacron, Wooderz guided us through the confusing array of options by understanding that we enjoyed racing well under local handicapping, but would be just as likely to hand over the helm to the children Eloise and Charlie midway through a race, or follow up a race with a family cruise over the weekend. Rather than up-selling us, Hyde recommended a balance of performance versus longevity with a 110% headsail film/tafetta laminate reserved for racing and double taffeta laminate mainsail. We had considered a more exotic mainsail and retaining out old dacron main for cruising but as Wooderz pointed out “Once you’ve sailed with the new one, you really won’t want to be bothered to swap back.
We immediately noticed a considerable improvement in boat speed in lighter airs and found it much easier to de-power the main when the breeze is up. We were placed first club two club series in 2015 with a race in hand and came first in the Eddystone Race. For 2016 we added a spinnaker nylon Code Zero to boost our light airs reaching and have won three out of five COGS races, lying first overall in the series with one race remaining. We remain delighted with our sail choice, having, we feel, achieved the optimum balance between price, performance and practical durability.
Hi Rick, photos of the Main and Genoa (B59) in action on Saturday, thanks for your efforts.
David and Judy We have been out four times with the new sail
Quality of sail -excellent
Design. fit and shape - excellent
Performance Improvement - excellent
Its happy time!
Seriously, I am very impressed with the quality and design of the Hyde Sail. My wife who used to own clothing stores said that the stitching was very high quality. When we first hoisted the sail in our slip, I thought the batten overlap with the backstays might be a problem but even in light wind, there is enough sail curvature so the sail slips right past the backstay. The performance improvement from the extra roach is significant.
Hi Jo, hi Mark,
As I received my first Hyde Sails last week, I like to give you some information how it was. The sails arrived last Tuesday in a very robust packaging, everything looked nice and clean. After opening the package and doing a first inspection of the sails, I was very excited about what I saw. The quality of the workmanship is, to my opinion, among the best available on the market. So I had a very good feeling, when I delivered the sails on Wednesday to the client. I met Moritz, Lasse and Mika, the crew of the club owned Albin Express "lets Go" (Clubs name is "Burger Seglervereinigung") to hand over their new sails. Unfortunately, there was absolutely no wind, so we could not have an immediate test sail, but we tested the fit of the sails to the rig and the fittings and I gave some tips to improve the rig tuning, everything went well.
On Friday evening the boys went the first time out with the new sails to participate in the weekly Friday evening club race series and it was like a sensation. They went up and away and did a first place in that race with a very comfortable lead over two sister ships and a number of different other boats.
Overall the customer and I are very happy with Hyde Sails, not only the workmanship is excellent, the sails are also fast.
This first delivery was a good opportunity for me to have a reference about the quality of the product, and I am working on selling more over the autumn and winter season.
I attached some pictures, which are also intended for marketing purposes.
The panorama picture shows the lead at the windward mark over the two sister ships, the other boats of the start were even more behind.
Just heard back from Tony Muller who received the Jeanneau 409 105% Carbon Sport Jib the other day, very happy and impressed. He is in Townsville and just competed in Magnetic Island Race week. Have asked him to get photos asap. Couldn’t defend title from last year and only got 4 of 6 races completed. 4th oall in division.
Also spoke with crew member on Ian Kennys farr 40 OR and they used the new Lt Jib for the first time and also impressed. Upwind they beat some larger and typically faster boats.
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
We, at Calvert Sails, began sending more of our sail orders to Hyde Sails starting last year. I have been very impressed with the ease of working with the people of Hyde Sails. Not only is the construction quality first rate but, the delivery times have been sooner than expected. I am now sending less orders to other manufactures and more to Hyde Sails. Another important feature for us is the extensive inventory of materials stocked at the Hyde loft. All in all, the best sail manufacturer we have found.