20. June 2008 20:39
For those sailors looking for sailing gear for this coming weekend various Speed Sails staff will be competing at open events and can arrange to deliver stock items, free of charge, to those events. This weekend:
Richard Estaugh - Club sailing at Chase
Tom Jeffcoate - Fireballs at Brightlingsea
Chris Robinson - Merlin Rockets at Brightlingsea
Jane Alexander - Larks at Harwich
Keith Bundy - Club sailing at Draycote
Phil Scott - Merlin Rockets at Earlswood
Please contact us as early as possible in order to make sure we can get everything put together for you in time
20. June 2008 20:36
Speed Enterprises once again showed why they are the boat to beat with 3 out of the top 4 at the recent Enterprise Inland Championships using a Speed FRP hull. 51 boats competed in the event which saw winds ranging from F1 up to F4. defending World and National Champions Nick Craig and Toby Lewis ran out eventual winners ahead of Tim Sadler & Richard Sault and Richie Adams & Martin Weatherspoon.
For more details on the new Speed Enterprise please visit http://www.speedsails.co.uk/index.asp?selection=Classes&fleet=Enterprise
18. June 2008 20:45
Already this summer Speed sails have been recording some excellent results at major events and last weekend was no different.
Solo Inlands at Rutland
Speed Solo sails took an emphatic 1,2 finish at the Solo Inland Championships at Rutland and with it their 2nd Solo “major” of the year. Neil Wilkinson took overall victory in the event which saw over 100 competitors fighting it out for the title. It was only his 2nd open meeting victory with both wins coming since switching to a new Speed Solo sail only a few weeks ago. Chris Brown finished runner up also using the latest Speed Solo sail which now holds the UK National, Dutch, Welsh, Scottish and Inland Championship titles!
Merlin Rockets at Lyme Regis and Weymouth
Speed Sails recorded another Merlin Rocket double over the weekend with victories at both Lyme Regis and Weymouth Silver Tiller open meetings. Roger Gilbert and James Stewart used a complete set of Speed Merlin sails to win both events.
Swiss Fireball Nationals
3 out of the top 4 at the Swiss Fireball Nationals used Speed Fireball sails to achieve their results. Despite shifty conditions all 3 teams were able to consistently work their way to the front of the fleet.
18. June 2008 20:41
Already the traditional summer holiday championship season is fast approaching so if you are looking for that extra bit of performance on the race course time is running out to get a new set of championship winning sails before the big event for your class. To help make sure you get the new sails you need in time we are also now offering FREE delivery to various championships around the country.
Not sure on whether to trust brand new sails? At Speed Sails we appreciate that some people like to test new sails a couple of times before a major event and, with this in mind, may also be able to arrange delivery to a local open meeting free of charge. However, we also have such confidence that all our new sails will be on the pace straight away that Speed Sails staff used previously unused sails at 3 National Championships and 1 World Championship in 2007. Overall victory in all 4 events emphasises the performance advantage available and the lack of ‘wearing in’ time required to get the boat up to speed. In fact, 2 of the Nationals titles were achieved in Speed Sails boats which had never been on the water before either!
All of our sails come ready to sail with the numbers, battens, tell tales and sail licences all attached wherever appropriate. Also included is a tuning guide to make sure your rig is set up to the optimum settings and for many classes we can even arrange to have the sails measured before they leave the loft meaning all you have to do is pull the sails up and go!
Standard delivery time on new sails is currently 3 weeks but with staff attending events throughout the summer this can grow very quickly; make sure you don’t leave it too late to get your order in by contacting us today on 0845 50 40 600. Alternatively, sails for all our major classes can be purchased online at www.speedsails.co.uk. If you need your sails by a particular date please remember to let us know either directly or by filling in the special instructions box during the online check out process. For those sailors not planning on attending open meeting events this summer all of our sails can be delivered to your door using a well known next day courier service.
Events with free delivery to the Championships available:
Enterprise Nationals – Tenby August 9th – August 15th
Fireball Europeans – Belgium July 5th – July 11th
Fireball Nationals – Mounts Bay August 16th – August 22nd
GP14 Worlds – Abersoch August 2nd – August 8th
Lark Nationals – Bridlington July 26th – August 1st
Merlin Rocket Salcombe Week – Salcombe July 5th – July 11th
Merlin Rocket Nationals – Looe August 16th – August 22nd
Scorpion Nationals – Abersoch July 26th – August 1st
Solo Nationals – Torbay July 19th – July 25th
Delivery to an open meeting will depend on which events staff are attending, please contact us to see if we can arrange free delivery to your next event.