Hyde have a long tradition and involvement with the Merlin Rocket class. Having won many National championships not only recently but going way back into the 80s and 90s. Hyde Merlin sails are known in the fleet for their consistency in shape and reliability. Ben and Ros McGrane have worked with us though 2016/17/18 to refine the sails and bring them up to date with the current mast sections. They came an impressive 2nd at the 2016 Championship holding off many of the UKs top sailors. Both Ben and Hyde sails team members will be on the water and in the boat park again in 2018 – all available for advice and tips. Our Championship winning sails are well proven and offer excellent value for money.
Ben point of view......
After switching to Hyde Sails at the end of 2015 Richard has worked continually to help us produce a sail package which is well suited to the stiffer masts now being used by a large proportion of the fleet. The process has included the development of entirely new jib and spinnaker designs, the mainsail has been reviewed and modified to suit the Paragon rig which has characteristics similar to the stiff Selden and Superspar tubes.
Overall we could not be happier with our sail package, with limited time on the water we have won the only 2 Merlin events we have attended in 2018 which were raced both in light and windy conditions. The sails are incredibly user friendly, easy to trim and perform well on all angles of sailing.
Hyde Sails, have spent the winter and spring working with the SVOD class to put into action a direct order platform for the class to order their sails with ease and clarity. Customers are able to select the colour combination of mainsail and jib. This information is collected by Warren boats, who submit the order. Hyde sails then manufacture all these One Design sails, if varying custom colours for this large fleet. The record attendence for the SVOD nationals stands at 198!
A locally developed sailboat called the Oz Goose known the world over as sailboat you can have for less than the price of an iPhone recently held its National Championships on the weekend of 3-4 November at the Taal Lake Yacht Club (TLYC) in Talisay, Batangas. 25 teams participated in the Oz Goose National Championships 2018 in just as many boats. People from all walks of life participated in the regatta, some from as far as Cebu.
Royal Corinthian YC, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex (14 October, 2018): Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis have won the 2018 Endeavour Trophy for the fourth time in succession with an impressive scoreline of six wins writes Sue Pelling.
Royal Corinthian YC, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex (13 October, 2018): In the breezy opening day of the 58th Endeavour Trophy, Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis managed to lead at the top mark and win all four races by a considerable margin writes Sue Pelling.