Hyde’s sails have been performing in the big boat arena for many years, where the company has successfully applied the expertise it is renowned for in the small boat field to produce race-winning sails of the highest quality. Hyde’s experience in delivering high volume yacht sails for the charter market, as well as top-end race boats, meant the company was ideally placed to fulfil the demanding needs of the brand new matched fleet of 12, 70ft ocean racers competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race and securing the contract for the 15-16 Race.
Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: “Having made their debut in Clipper 09-10 and proved their worth, Clipper Ventures are extremely pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back as the Official Sails Supplier for the ninth edition of the biennial race. Whilst alongside supporting Clipper in there on the water activities we have been key in providing Sails for Sir Robin Knox Johnsons Last campaign that gave us a spot in the podium position with a third place.
“With our brand new fleet of 12 ocean racers, this will be the largest race we have ever produced and it is essential that during the 40,000-mile race, our fleet is kitted out with a wardrobe of sails that will be able to withstand the extreme battering it will receive over the 11 month race.”
Hyde’s Yacht Manager Martin Newman said: “We are delighted to be part of such an exciting race. This will be Hyde Sails’ forth race, and all the experience gained through the last two races has gone into the development and production of the sails for the new Clipper 70s.” Martin added: “We really enjoy the challenge of meeting the evolving demands of the Clipper Race, which is longer and tougher than it has ever been. The sails are a vital ingredient for the success of boats and the race, and our continued partnership is a nice illustration of Hyde Sails’ quality and reliability. It is a great partnership as we enjoy pushing our products, the latest designs and technology to the limit."
As one of the world’s largest volume sail producers, Hyde’s specialist loft in the Philippines has a wealth of experience and a highly skilled workforce, which consistently produces top quality race-winning sails. The talented UK-based design team is complemented by Hyde’s UK service network, while the company’s worldwide distributor network adds the perfect global dimension.
A Hyde Clipper Premium sail is designed to be the best sail that you can buy with a proven pedigree. It is built using the best quality cloth and Hardware to produce a sail that will get you across the world and back again!
Friday, April 03, 2015
Four day weekend to go sailing.....oh if we must! We hope you all get a chance to get out on the water and have a great bank holiday this Easter. Let us know what is happening on the water near you and send in your pictures or tweet us @hydesailsUK1 (https://twitter.com/HydeSailsUK1) ..More Info
Saturday, January 10, 2015
A fantastic morning spent with Sir Robin Knox Johnson onboard clipper yacht Garmin in St Kats Docks. Sir Robin was onboard to present Hyde Sails Managing Director Nigel Grogan with a cake to celebrate Hyde Sails 50th anniversary. Sir Robin wanted to personally thank Hydes for making h ..More Info
Monday, November 24, 2014
Speaking from his Open 60 yacht Grey Power in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, he describes the finish, the welcome reception and his race overall. The finish of the race is as hard as the beat down the English Channel. You have the flat calms in the lee of the island, accompanied ..More Info
Friday, November 21, 2014
Back into third place, but can we hold it? We have had an amazing run of luck with the wind, as only late last night did we get pushed off the direct course for the north end of Guadeloupe. It means we shall have to put a couple of gybes in to get around the top, but they won't be huge ones. ..More Info
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Congratulations to Anne Caseneuve on winning the Rhum class. A great effort and she has sailed a great race to a well deserved victory. In the meantime, back on the water, the positions between second and fourth hardly change relatively. The competition is between second and third as I th ..More Info
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Another cockpit night with squalls coming through. There was one wipeout, right over on our side until I managed to get across the cockpit and let the mainsheet go and get the Autopilot back on. We had too much canvas up for anything but a very small angle right downwind just trying to stop Mur ..More Info
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Yesterday was everything the Trade wind zone should be. The winds were steady, from a good angle, no squalls, the clouds were fluffy white cotton wool cumulus, the sea was sparkling blue, the sun shone, and we carried on crashing forward. But so has Andrea Mura at no 3, in fact he has cra ..More Info
Monday, November 17, 2014
It is official. This is now a temperance ship! The heat created a high evaporation rate for spirits, so now there is no reason to dilly dally out here and all the more reason to hasten to Guadeloupe. Dropped one place, by three miles. Surprised it was not more after yesterday. Andre ..More Info
Sunday, November 16, 2014
The most frustrating time in this race since trying to beat around Ushant and finding I was tacking between 155 degrees. Once I had found out how to bypass the Fleet Broadband from demanding a User name and Password this morning, and that took three hours, a grey black cloud appeared to t ..More Info