Friday, October 16, 2015
Hyde sails have had one of their best years for a long time. In every fleet we are active in we have either won the major events or come pretty close.
There have been some spectacular success stories such as the two young sailors taking the Fireball Worlds by storm winning 4 races and coming a credible 2nd overall. We must also give a huge pat on the back to our head sail designer – Richard Lovering who won the Flying Fifteen championship.
A first in the Squib in Ireland at the Irish Championship and a 2,3,4 at the British Championship with the first three boats on equal points only being separated by countback. Hyde MD Nigel Grogan and his son Jack had a year of ‘if onlys’ with a 4th at the Nationals that could have been the win they have been chasing had it not been for that ‘ extra lap’ (that’s another story).
Other success by Hyde customers include championship wins in the Swallow and Sandhopper keelboats and domination of the F18 Catamaran Championship. In the National classes we saw open meeting wins in the Albacore and Solo.
To be part of the winning team call Dave Hall
Albacore 3rd Nationals
Flying 15 1st Nationals, 6th Worlds
F18 1st & 2nd Nationals
Fireball 2nd Worlds, 3rd Nationals
Sandhopper 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Squib 2,3,4th UK Nationals, 1st Irish Nationals
Swallow 1st, 3rd Nationals