RICHARD LOVERING - HYDE SAILS DESIGNER
1.How many years have you been with Hyde?
Just over 20 Years
2.What boat did you start sailing?
Optimist at Bewl Water
3.What national titles have you won or come in top 3?
Optimist,420,470, B14, RS800, SB20, Flying Fifteen
4.What European titles have you won or come in top 3?
Not sure I have
5.What worlds champs have you won or come in top 3?
B14, SB20, Flying Fifteen
6.Best person you have sailed with?
There is quite a few. It’s also having the most fun. So Matt Alvarado, Ricki Kent,
7.Most interesting design/development you have done/been part of?
Training Partner for John Merrick's and Ian Walker for the 1996 Olympics which they won a silver medal.
A few for different reasons, 505, Moth
9.Boat you most want to have a go on?
Not sure so many. Love watching the Star Sailors league so a Star. Merlin, TP52 Super series , Something tactical and technical to sail. Also would love to do a day on a Volvo boat in the southern Ocean and to helm an AC 75.
10.Best way to make a boat go fast?
Preparation, And Understanding your settings, Work hard, and working with the crew.
Richard, working on settings in his new SOLO.
Throughout September Hyde Sails will be running offers on new Yacht Sails for 2022
A fleet of 26 Cornish Shrimpers headed for the start line of the 2021 Shrimper Open Championships hosted by Mylor Yacht Club. The three - day event was a huge success with sailing teams determined to return for the 2022 event.
Fantastic results for our Hyde Sails customers on their local race course.
With what was originally scheduled to be the class Europeans having to be reduced to the Open UK Championships as a result of competitors not being able to travel to the venue, a shortened format 4 day event was planned for the teams in attendance.