Hyde’s sails have been performing in the big boat arena for many years, where the company has successfully applied the expertise it is renowned for in the small boat field to produce race-winning sails of the highest quality. Hyde’s experience in delivering high volume yacht sails for the charter market, as well as top-end race boats, meant the company was ideally placed to fulfil the demanding needs of the brand new matched fleet of 12, 70ft ocean racers competing in the Clipper 13-14 Race and securing the contract for the 15-16 Race.
Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: “Having made their debut in Clipper 09-10 and proved their worth, Clipper Ventures are extremely pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back as the Official Sails Supplier for the ninth edition of the biennial race. Whilst alongside supporting Clipper in there on the water activities we have been key in providing Sails for Sir Robin Knox Johnsons Last campaign that gave us a spot in the podium position with a third place.
As one of the world’s largest volume sail producers, Hyde’s specialist loft in the Philippines has a wealth of experience and a highly skilled workforce, which consistently produces top quality race-winning sails. The talented UK-based design team is complemented by Hyde’s UK service network, while the company’s worldwide distributor network adds the perfect global dimension.