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Christmas Holiday testing of Illusion sails.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Over the Christmas holidays the Hyde Sails team couldn't keep away from the water, instead choosing to take advantage of a few days break and the unseasonally pleasant weather! Hyde Sails MD Nigel Grogan set sail on the River Orwell in a gentle breeze for a sunset sail to test the new s ..

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Dave Hall and Paul Contstable win the Grafham GP out of 181 boats

Monday, January 04, 2016

Dave Hall and Paul Contsatble win the Grafham Grand Prix out of 181 boats, in their fireball. In the 10-18 knot gusty conditions, they managed to score a 7,2,1 to take the event overall. Dave and Paul will be competing in the Bloody Mary next weekend and hoping to keep up the good form also  ..

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Second round of testing the new squib

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Hi All We are back off the water after the second of our testing sessions. Please see below our observations; Wind; SSW 10-12knots. SSW with shifts of around 10 degrees. With the direction of the breeze off the south bank of the Blackwater there were some shifts that were sufficient to ..

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Testing the new Rondar Squib.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Report from the testing of the new Rondar Squib vs. Parker built 881. We were fortunate to have perfect conditions for the testing. Wind was pretty steady in direction around SW shifting around 5 degrees at a fairly low frequency , so most testing runs were unaffected by shifts and ranged fr ..

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505 Test sail

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Richie and Matt headed out on Sunday for a lunch time sail in the 505. With the wind at 6-7 knots this gave them great conditions for a first sail to test themselves and the boat. Time on the water and playing with rig set up will be key to getting the best out of the 505.  ..

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Prepping the 505 for the first sail on Sunday

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hyde Sails Head Sail Designer Richard Lovering has been taking some time to prep his 505 ready for their first sail on Sunday from Warsash Sailing Club. With strong winds and a rough sea state predicted for Saturday, this should have blown through by Sunday to a predicted 15 gusting 18 knots ..

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Hyde Sails new office

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

We have moved! To get as close to the action on the water as we can and to accommodate an ever expanding order book, we have relocated our offices to a bigger space in Hamble Point Marina. As the 'GO TO' sail maker on the River Hamble and the surrounding area we needed to give our customers  ..

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505 Sail Testing

Monday, November 09, 2015

Hyde Sails have recently brought a new Ovington boat 505 fitted out by Holger Jess. With the aim of success at the 2016 World Championships at Weymouth. Richard Lovering and crew Matt Alvarado, who won the Flying 15 nationals this year, have taken up the challenge. Sunday saw the sails out f ..

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Squib 'last chance regatta RCYC'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Squib Last chance regatta. Having had the inland championship cancelled a couple of weeks earlier due to lack of wind, the class were out in force. 15 boats made the event, with 4 boats travelling. The conditions were perfect. A northerly breeze of 12/14knots allowing close racing the fu ..

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Hyde Sails celebrates on the water race wins 2015

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 c ..

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