Christmas shutdown, sort of!

So here we are on Thursday morning with all our Christmas orders completed and shipped bar two which came in overnight and will be sorted today.

Today will be our last posting day until the 27th so if you haven’t sorted it by today you won’t get it for Christmas I’m afraid.

We’ll be in the office most days sorting stuff out as it comes in which should see orders fulfilled in good time after the Christmas break.

Thanks again for another bonkers year where our business has continued to flourish, I’m confident that 2018 will be another fun year too!

Have a great festive season making sure that you spend quality time with the ones you love. This will earn you maximum brownie points for sailing next year!


A bit of an update

So we were a little overwhelmed by the response to our free postage weekend, and as well as dealing with this we have had a busy ordering period on the lead up to Christmas too which is why you haven;t heard from us in ten or so days!

Anyhow we have completed all but three of the free postage orders which will be done early next week and we have two other orders on our books that need building next week too.

£500 worth of postage receipts (yes really!) and nearly two weeks later we have shipped out over 80 orders, 95% of these orders have been custom made to order, packed and shipped by my own chubby little hands. Around 75 – 80% of the orders contained one or more suits of custom made sails, some of which are pictured below. I’ve worked some silly hours over the last few weeks and really do think I might now deserve a beer or two and perhaps even a day off.



Oh boy am I going to enjoy this beer!!

The shop will be open to take orders whilst I’m in the pub and we’ll be shipping orders right up until the 21st December which will see a UK order delivered in time for Christmas. I think an overseas order probably will not reach you by Christmas now but you never know, we seem to be beaming into the USA at an average of 9 days over the last few weeks but I doubt the good service will last from USPS!

I’m signing out now and I’m off for a beer or three!

Thanks for continuing to choose Soch Sails to power your DF Racing yachts.


An average posting day over the last week or so, Mrs Post loves us!

That went well!

So we are here on Monday morning looking at a whole raft of orders, 55 actually, that came in over the weekend during our free shipping offer. It seems that many of you have taken the opportunity to purchase sails (65 suits to be exact), rig kits (16) and lots of other little bits and bats such as DF deck patches and spares for your RC Laser.

Obviously we hadn’t quite expected the response that we have had and it has taken us a little by surprise so here’s how it’ll go down.  Spare parts, deck patches and sticker orders will be gone from here by close of business on Wednesday and then we’ll work our way through the sails and hope to have the majority of them shipped out by the end of next week. I’m not sure we can work any quicker than that but even that timescale puts us well within our usual delivery window.

Thanks for choosing Soch Sails, we’ll be with you just as soon as we’ve gotten our head out of this blender…..

Silly Cyber Weekend Discounts….

So we’ve never gotten involved with Black Friday or Cyber Monday before, however this year we’ve decided that we should offer you guys a chance to grab some of our products with some sort of discount. We thought about a Friday deal and then a Monday deal and in the end decided that we’d just have a weekend deal.

So here it is, from midnight tonight, Friday, to midnight Sunday you can order whatever you like from our shop, pay for it, and we’ll ship it to you absolutely free of charge, wherever in the world you might be.

A great deal for those of you who have considered a purchase of some stickers or suchlike but didn’t like the shipping rate on a single set to your location.

Now’s your chance to get something ordered that you’ve always wanted from the Soch sails shop.

All you need to do is enter the promo code ‘cyberweekender’ in the checkout area and hey presto you’ve got your order shipped for free! The code is good for one order per customer so make sure you order correctly first time round!


Back in Harness

So, after a good ten day break over in the USA racing at their DF95 National Championships we had arrived safely back in the UK and are getting back into the swing of things here. It’s jolly nice to be back at home, but it is certainly a little colder than it was over in Florida.


At the regatta we did ok and placed 9th overall which was a reasonable result, my wingman, Chuck finished 8th with housemates Danny and Steve finishing 11th and 2nd. Some epic social events happened too, with our rental house being the perfect hosting venue for such gatherings.


Having flown back in to Manchester on Tuesday morning we then had a 120 mile drive home to complete before trying hard not to fall asleep until it was actually later then 2100. Wednesday was a disjointed day with a couple of pre planned appointments out of the office, however today has been a super productive day with more than half of our holiday orders shipping out to customers in the USA, Australia and Japan as well as many other locations around the globe.


So we are back, but so are our great rig bags, we’ve been and collected a batch today and they are back on the shop and available here

We have both the DF65 four pocket bags and the DF95 four pocket bags available.

We should have completed almost all our orders by the end of the weekend and we will be prepping our Black Friday deals for you guys to get on board with later next week.

For all your DF65 and DF95 needs remember that the shop is always open.

Lincoln DF65 day.

A forecast of some showers followed by some afternoon sunshine were about right, the breeze didn’t do quite what had been suggested which meant a day of A plus sailing for most with a couple of races in A suit for some.

As ever the Lincoln race team were super organised and ran a great day of racing and along with the tea ladies the competitors were kept fed and watered through the day.

The racing itself ended up being somewhat predictable at the top of the scoreboard with JT taking top spot including a brace of 5th place scores to count it certainly wasn’t the usual whitewash. The usual bunch fought it out along with the 21 skippers and in the end the best of the rest was Derek Priestley followed in third spot by Tim Long. Fourth to sixth were covered by just 8 points with Weston, Ken and Peter Baldwin in that order.

The rest of the fleet were similarly close with the usual battles taking place and keeping everyone on their toes.

The final day of the TT series happens tomorrow and with a slightly better overall forecast it promises to be a cracker.

Results sheet below.

Prize winners below also….

So after 5.5 miles of walking we are off to the pub now!

Globetrotting Incoming!

So we are once again beginning the prep for the final round of the UK DF Racing TT Series which looks like a 5th or 6th place finish for me in the overall standings unless I put some really good sailing together. It’ll do for me though and I’ll head to the next event ready for some more great racing.

That next event is around 5000 miles away over in Naples Florida, and our journey to get there starts Monday with a trip to Manchester to see a good friend for a few beers, followed by a flight out to Orlando on Tuesday morning. I have 24 hours in Orlando with no plans whatsoever, so if anyone has some good ideas as to what I can do just let me know!

US Distributor Chuck flies in Wednesday and we will then begin Tim & Chucks epic roadtrip, probably in some sort of comedy vehicle, to Naples.

Practice Thursday followed by three days of tough competition against the USA’s finest DF95 skippers. Roadtrip back to Orlando on Monday and arrive back in the UK on Tuesday morning.


Let the boat prep commence!

It will be a blast I’m sure, but this does mean that as of close of business tomorrow, Thursday 2nd November, there will be no production taking place until probably Wednesday the 15th November.  The shop will be open as usual but no orders will be fulfilled until our return.

If however you need some of our goodies in a hurry then please head over to the RC Yachts shop who are fully stocked with nearly all of what we have to offer.

We will be checking our email whilst we are on our travels so if you need to get hold of us you can do.

Again, we hope to head off with all our orders completed, something we should achieve this afternoon or by mid morning tomorrow. If you need anything between now and then, just ping us an order through and we’ll do our best to get it fulfilled before we leave.

In the meantime, here are some of the sails on their way to customers around the globe.