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West Mersea Yacht Club Squib open meeting April 23rd/24th.

Monday, April 25, 2016

A sunny day with a cold northerly 12-18 knot breeze greeted the fleet of 15 visitors and 6 local boats for day 1. It was always going to be a tricky day with the wind blowing directly off the island shore and the course being laid near the beach in order to even up the cross tide element.  ..

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Hyde Sails take 505 title at the Isle of Sheppey Open

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Report from Terry Scutcher Picture by Chas Bedford "We tried the sails at the Isle of Sheppey open at the weekend and won all 4 races .On Saturday it was 10-18 knots Sunday it was 5-10 but then dropped off we had good speed in all the wind range and the jib seemed to work well in the light  ..

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Optimist testing

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

In spite of the cold damp weather we see here Joey Taylor trying out his new Hyde sail on his Ovington built boat. Joey is a keen member at the Blackwater Sailing club where they have one of the hottest Optimist fleets in the East. He is using the design aimed at the lighter ..

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Testing the new breed of Dragon Sails

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Report by Dave Hall, Photo credit to Roger Mant. Hyde sails choose a punishing weekend to test the new breed of Dragon sails. The first Dragon event of the year was held over the Easter holiday from the Royal Corinthian Yacht club. It was a windy event to say the least and th ..

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Anthea takes the win at PGYC Easter Regatta

Friday, April 01, 2016

Links and information credited to John Quirk and PGYC Puerto Galera Yacht Club PGYC's Easter Regatta draw in 18 yachts for a race dominated by variable wind conditions. Hyde Sails had been tasked with producing a fast spinnaker for yacht Anthea. Anthea is PGYC's newly acquired Flags ..

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Quarter tonner update

Friday, April 01, 2016

Changing your profile by Luke Yeates New drawing shows how different the new keel profile is compared to the original keel. Not only is the new Keel 368kg heavier but has a significantly narrow chord length, and is 150mm longer. The new keel is going to make ‘Menace’ 1700kg all u ..

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Hyde Sails One Design updates 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Click on the link below to see an interview with One Design Manager Dave Hall at the RYA Dinghy Show 2016 by VR Sport.TV. Dave discusses One Design fleets Hyde Sails are working with in 2016 and future development plans. https://www.facebook.com/HydeSails/?ref=hl ..

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Broadland Squib Open 19/20th March

Monday, March 21, 2016

21 Squibs from 7 different clubs entered the Squib open at Oulton Broad for 5 races in conditions that, because of the north-north easterly wind blowing across the Broad ranged from 5 to 15 knots with continual shifts of up to 35 degrees. The result was predictably challenging for keelboat ..

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Hyde Sails kick start 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

It starts all over again. But really did we ever stop? I think it is now safe to say we have entered the summer sailing season; with the Dinghy show now behind us and the London and Dusseldorf boat shows all but a distant memory we would like to mention what we have been up to over the wint ..

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Menace re fit update

Monday, March 14, 2016

Menace refit update 11/03/2016 by Luke Yeates So after a sailing in Cowes week last year we have identified a number of areas where we can improve our ¼ tonner. The most major is to replace the old Faroux designed steel keel with the current Mills designed keel. Hyde sails has employe ..

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