Hyde Sails appoints Kent agent

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Hyde is delighted to announce the appointment of a new agent in Kent, Northrop Sails run by Simon and Sandy Northrop.

Northrop Sails is based in Ramsgate Royal Harbour, Kent, alongside the Marina which holds pleasure and commercial craft. The company offers a full range of sailmaking services, cover making and repair.

Northrop Sails was set up 18 years ago by Simon Northrop. Simon’s sailmaking experience is immense as over the years he has made sails for anything from traditional old gaffers to high performance yachts. Having originally trained at Chichester College, Simon joined a sailmakers in Kent to continue his apprenticeship until starting Northrop Sails in 1993. Sandy was a Sales Executive for Topper International and White Formula before joining Northrop Sails in 1998.

Explaining their decision to join Hyde Sails, Sandy said: ‘Hyde has a proven track record of quality sails combined with its experience and expertise we felt we could further enhance our services to our existing and future customers.’

Both Simon and Sandy are keen sailors. Currently campaigning an F18 on the international circuit Simon has a vast array of experience in many different classes over the years including Lasers, Skiffs, Tornados and also helms a Beneteau First 45 for a local owner. Sandy has competed in both national and international sailing events. Simon and Sandy sailed together competitively for 10 years, before Sandy went on to helm her own boats as well as being a key crew member on a Beneteau First 45.

The appointment is all part of the growth of Hyde’s local network in the UK. For more details on Hyde’s network see or to find out more about Hyde Sails in Kent, contact:

Hyde Sails | Kent

+44 (0)1843 851 665

13 Military Rd, Ramsgate Harbour Kent CT11 9LG

Hyde Sails Ltd, Harbour Building Office A, Hamble Point Marina, Hamble, Southampton SO31 4NB

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