Hyde Sails out and about over Easter

Friday, March 30, 2012

Many of the Hyde Sails team will be taking to the water aboard a wide variety of boats, attending events or working over the Easter weekend at locations around the coast. It’s your perfect opportunity to say hello or have a chat as we are always happy to offer advice and assistance. Where will you find us? The breadth of locations and types of boats reflects the diversity of our products and the team’s commitment and passion to what we do.

Squib sailing

A number of the Hyde Sails’ team will be sailing Squibs over the weekend, including Hyde’s Managing Director Nigel Grogan and Jack Grogan, Accessories Manager, who will be racing from Burnham on the East Coast, together with Andy Ramsey (Hyde’s Agent in Burnham on Crouch).

Yacht and keelboat racing

RORC’s iconic season-opener, the Red Funnel Easter Regatta is traditionally a competitive event and three of the team will be there including Sales Manager Paul Austin, Production Manager Martin Newman and Hamble Distributor Rob Larke (racing a J/80 as part of their build up to the worlds later in the year). Sail Designer Richard Lovering will be Laser SB3 training in the Solent, while Cornish Distributor Alan Harris will be SB3 racing at Rutland Water. Our Salesman Wooderz will be racing a J/105 at the Sussex Regatta in Eastbourne

Club dinghy sailing – Moths, Blazes, F18s, Optimists and more

If you see an International Moth flying past Hayling Island, it may well be Hyde’s Design Director Mike Lennon, while on the East Coast Hyde’s Maldon Agent Andy McIvor will be Blaze sailing from Blackwater SC and Simon Northrop (Hyde Distributor for the South- East) will be yacht sailing on Friday at Ramsgate and then F18 sailing at Minnis Bay SC. Hyde’s new North Wales Agent Jeremy Entwhistle will be attending various events over the weekend, including the Youth Nationals at Pwllheli (Thursday/Friday), Optimist training at Port Dinorwic SC (Saturday) and Phantom sailing at Red Wharf Bay SC (Sunday/Monday). Our Agent for South-West Scotland, Kevin Aitkin, will also be at the Youth Nationals.

Boat preparation and cruising

Mike Ennis (Hyde’s Agent in Northern Ireland) is preparing his Half Tonner for the regional IRC championships, while Chris Holman (Hyde’s Agent in Chichester) is finishing re-building a dinghy in readiness for the forthcoming season. For many sailors based in the Channel Islands, cruising holds a massive draw. Sam Masterman (Hyde’s Agent in Jersey) is no exception and will be spending his Easter weekend cruising the Cherbourg peninsula.

Open days, visits and manning the sail loft

For some of our team, there’s not much chance to get out on the water themselves. John McMurtie (Hyde’s Agent in Aldeburgh) is hosting an open weekend at his new shop. Steve Douthwaite (Distributor for the North-East of England) is visiting the Royal Northumberland YC and Derwent Reservoir SC delivering sails and tuning rigs. Meanwhile in Scotland, Peter Watt (Agent for North-West Scotland) will be visiting customers’ yachts in the Oban area, while Chic Medley (Agent for East Scotland) will be busy working away in his sail loft.

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