Thursday, August 25, 2011
Hyde’s East Coast presence grows with the brand’s continued success both on and off the water.
Hyde’s sails are thriving on the East Coast, as was evident at this year’s Mersea Week in Essex.
Among the top performers were the Dehler 39sq ‘Phantom’ which was enjoying the use of her brand-new Hyde mainsail and genoa, making good use of them as well to finish second in IRC class. Meanwhile, the Sonata ‘Aubie too’ finished first overall with an impressive scoreline of four firsts and one second over the week.
In the dinghy classes the medium fast handicap fleet was won by the Merlin Rocket 'Chip off the Old Block' with new design Hyde mainsail, while in the competitive 25-boat Winkle Brig fleet, ‘Ripple’ and ‘Wanderer’ both put in regular podium finishes.
Backing up the success on the water, Hyde’s Essex agent, Andy McIvor has had a busy summer with new orders and repairs, providing expert local support for all Hyde’s customers.