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.

 

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.

Datchet Water Sailing Club, Flying Fifteen Mercedes Open Meeting. March 8th & 9th.

14 teams were served fantastic conditions on the warmest weekend of the year so far with not a cloud in the sky either day.  Fair wind strengths with decent sized shifts kept everyone on their toes and made for plenty of opportunities to gain or lose, right up to the finish line in every race. Read On

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Hyde Sails staff changes

Making sails that are class leading in quality and competitive in price is a challenging task in today's economic climate , especially as overall sail manufacturing capacity comfortably exceeds demand. We have made a series of changes to reduce our cost and streamline our organisation to stay ahead of the game. Design will now be done in house by Richard Lovering alone. Mike Lennon will provide design consultancy and work for Hyde Sails in future on a freelance basis. Richard Franks has left Hyde Sails to persue other interests and his role will be split between Nigel Grogan and Paul Austin. We will also soon be moving our accounts function to Cebu to further improve efficiency and reduce cost. These changes will all impact favourably on the value of our customer proposition, whether they are retail, own label, distributor or original equipment manufacturer customers  Read On

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Hyde Sails Cebu – Typhoon Fundraising appeal

We are all absolutely staggered by the devastation caused by the Typhoon in northern Cebu and Leyte and the stream of images and news on the TV stations seems to be more worrying everyday. Read On

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Typhoon Haiyan :eye passes 100km North of Hyde loft in Cebu.

Following just a few weeks after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake centred on the nearby island of Bohol, the Hyde loft and staff in Cebu experienced another natural disaster. Read On

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Great Airlie Beach result for ‘Spirit’

Hyde’s sails were in evidence at the recent Airlie Beach Race Week, Incorporating the Australian 2013 Nationals.
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New Hyde Sails Distributor for Melbourne, Australia

James Thomson has been appointed as the Hyde Sails distributor for Melbourne and will service the southern states of the country. Read On

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Hyde Sails success in Canada

Hyde’s Canadian distributor, Ken Forsyth, recently sailed his Viking 28, "K-Force" in the coveted Georgian Bay Cup Race (which awards a trophy dating back to circa 1888 for the winner).  Read On

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Clipper Race signs Hyde Sails to power the new generation of ocean racers

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has joined forces with Hyde Sails to power the brand new generation of ocean racers for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Read On

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Success for Hyde Sails at Kiel Week

Danish, Hyde Sails-powered team wins the Albin Express class in Kiel.
Morten Arndal and his crew on their Albin Express DEN225 have taken the class win again at the recent Kiel Week regatta, which ran from June 22-30, 2013. With seven firsts out of 15 races, they won by an impressive margin of five points from another Danish boat, DEN271. Read On

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Hyde Sails Making waves in Gibraltar

The Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club Victory fleet has witnessed the arrival of Hyde Sails this summer – and it has been one that has been certainly noticed! Read On

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