So the boatyard side of things is winding down towards our closed season which is giving us a little more time to get some cool new stuff prototyped and ready to head out.
We have recently appointed a handy guy who is regularly able to sew stuff for us, he’s a really good friend of the yard, a full size sailmaker and a really nice guy who we have known for around 15 years. He sold his sailmaking business a few years back and stayed on to do a couple of days a week. He has some cool ideas about our products and we are keeping him busy at the moment sewing our popular sailbags for both DF65 and DF95.
DF Rig bags available here.
As well as those we are also sending him some new goodies that we hope to add to our product lineup in the near future, we are keen to make sure what we produce is right before we launch it and we reckon with Jon’s input we’ll have some interesting stuff for you soon.
Sailing wise we’ve done a bit recently, the DF65 Northerns were a little tedious with a rare Timmy mechanical issue before the first race when my winch packed up which was fixed and then my boat decided to leak quite a bit….no scratch that it pretty well sank in each of the last three races. I managed a mid fleet finish for the day which wasn’t amazing but it was ok given the conditions.
The day after saw me on the moors in Yorkshire with the Northern IOM fleet for the district championships. Not a class I sail as much as I should, but one that gives good racing. A good many names from the district were missing but there were still 16 boats starting the day in C rig and finishing in A rig. I was pretty stoked to take a third place finish on the day using my own IOM Soch sails.
Not much on the horizon until late October when we head to Eastbourne, swiftly followed by our “big trip” out to Dallas for the DF95 Global event, something that lots of us are looking forward to.
In the mean time we are still making lots of sails and shipping them all over the globe along with sticker sets and other goodies. When we’ve got some news on our new goodies we’ll let you know.
The shop is always open to take your order and with the yard being quieter our lead times for sails is usually between 24 and 48 hours plus shipping times. Sticker sets are usually fulfilled on the same day they are ordered as are rig bags and other goodies.
Here are some photos of a little bit of our recent work.