Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Swift Boats has an open evening tomorrow July 14, from 4-8pm. Perfect timing for some chandlery and sail shopping! Hyde Sails' Jack Grogan and Essex agent Andy McIvor will both be on hand to give sails advice and assistance.
Swift Boats is well known for its work with the West Mersea Winkle Brig fleet, and Hyde is making its presence felt in the class. The latest set of Hyde Sails supplied to the Winkle Brig class, were for 'Wanderer'. As ever Hyde offered its expert advice to address the owners’ specific needs. The owners discussed what they needed from their new sails with Hyde’s design team; 'Wanderer's' sails were specified for racing but with an emphasis on longevity, which affected the cloth choice. Hyde also suggested a couple of adjustments to help the husband and wife team to manage the boat better in strong sea breezes, fitting a 2 to 1 purchase system on the jib clew for the jib sheets and a mainsail flattener. The owners are delighted with the sails and excited about using them in anger during the forthcoming Mersea Week.
Mersea Week runs from August 14-19 and you could also be using a new set of Hyde sails if you place your order this week or at the open evening… contact Hyde Sails on 0845 543 8945.
Swift Boats is situated at St Ives Hill, Peldon, Essex CO5 7QD see www.swiftboats.co.uk