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Dave Hall - OneDESIGN Sales Manager

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hyde Sails are delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Hall as One-Design Sales Manager. Dave Hall is a well respected and popular sailor and sailmaker who has had succesful roles at Ovington Boats and also, in the past, at Hyde Sails! Hyde's, who this year are celebratin ..

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Sir Robin presents Hyde Sails with a cake to celebrate 50th anniversary.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A fantastic morning spent with Sir Robin Knox Johnson onboard clipper yacht Garmin in St Kats Docks. Sir Robin was onboard to present Hyde Sails Managing Director Nigel Grogan with a cake to celebrate Hyde Sails 50th anniversary. Sir Robin wanted to personally thank Hydes for making h ..

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Come Visit us at London Boat Show stand C079

Friday, January 09, 2015

Hyde Sails celebrates their 50th birthday! Come along to stand C079 and see why they have become one of the worlds biggest sailmakers over half a century  ..

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Winter sail development for VX1 Sportsboat

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Two of the exciting VX1 sportsboats built by Ovington back under cover the day after sail testing at Woolverstone on the river Orwell on Dec 29th....which turned out to be the coldest day of the year so far! Ovington had invited us to develop alternative sails for the class , which  ..

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Sir Robin finished third in the Rhum class of the Transatlantic solo race after winning a fierce battle for the final podium place!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Speaking from his Open 60 yacht Grey Power in Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, he describes the finish, the welcome reception and his race overall. The finish of the race is as hard as the beat down the English Channel. You have the flat calms in the lee of the island, accompanied  ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Friday 21st

Friday, November 21, 2014

Back into third place, but can we hold it? We have had an amazing run of luck with the wind, as only late last night did we get pushed off the direct course for the north end of Guadeloupe. It means we shall have to put a couple of gybes in to get around the top, but they won't be huge ones.  ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Thursday 20th

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Congratulations to Anne Caseneuve on winning the Rhum class. A great effort and she has sailed a great race to a well deserved victory. In the meantime, back on the water, the positions between second and fourth hardly change relatively. The competition is between second and third as I th ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum - Wednesday 19th

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Another cockpit night with squalls coming through. There was one wipeout, right over on our side until I managed to get across the cockpit and let the mainsheet go and get the Autopilot back on. We had too much canvas up for anything but a very small angle right downwind just trying to stop Mur ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Tuesday 18th

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Yesterday was everything the Trade wind zone should be. The winds were steady, from a good angle, no squalls, the clouds were fluffy white cotton wool cumulus, the sea was sparkling blue, the sun shone, and we carried on crashing forward. But so has Andrea Mura at no 3, in fact he has cra ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Monday 17th

Monday, November 17, 2014

It is official. This is now a temperance ship! The heat created a high evaporation rate for spirits, so now there is no reason to dilly dally out here and all the more reason to hasten to Guadeloupe. Dropped one place, by three miles. Surprised it was not more after yesterday. Andre ..

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