News Update

Went sailing….not here but went sailing!

We are hurtling towards mid September already and we’ve been super busy over the last month. I managed a day out at Fleetwood with the IOM, it was good to catch up with some people and we managed 16 races in, what was at times, some nice breeze. I was pleased with my day and finished 4th. I’ve also been out with our local club this morning which was fun with the RC Laser and again it was good to catch up.

Speaking of the RC Laser we’ve had a run on boats and spares recently which has left us missing a few items. We’ll be placing a new order with our supplier this week so should be stocked back up once again in a short while. We’ve sent a couple of new boats out too over the last week, proving that the one design concept is still popular, below is a picture of the latest boat to leave the workshop.

RC Laser racer pack ready for dispatch.

Accessories have been very popular too but we are managing to keep up with demand on these as we aim to keep some stock of all our rig bags, transmitter covers, keel bags etc

As well as getting boats ready and shipping out DF accessory orders we’ve also built some sails and shipped them out too. We’ve also been asked recently to build some rigs and bend some sails onto them too. I suppose it’s something we should have been offering for some time, however there is a downside, once built I’m unhappy to put them in to post, they just won’t get to you in the condition that we’d like. So yes, we’ll build you some sails and get them rigged for you but you’ll need to come to Abersoch and collect them. I’m also pleased as it has allowed me to find a use for my old S&S boat, it’s now the rig build boat having been retired last year when I dropped it out of the back of the car and cracked the transom.

S&S back in use !
New Soch Sails & DF95 rigs ready for collection.

Shipping is still a tricky business but the reality is that in the main stuff is arriving at destinations it is however taking a little longer than expected in some cases. When we fulfill an international order we send you the tracking detail and it’s up to you to keep an eye on it. I’d love to keep an eye on it for you but we’re regularly shipping over 60 international orders a month and I just don’t have the time. We have received a few shipments back to our door recently where people have been carded but have not responded or collected the shipment. This is a pain, both for you and for us. Please keep an eye on your tracking!

Other than that all seems well, the big boatyard is quieter now, there aren’t half as many people in the village as there were a few weeks ago and life is once again a little slower. Thanks again for choosing Soch Sails to power your DF Racing yacht, the shop is always open for you to browse. If there’s something you’d like to see us make but it isn’t in the shop then please shout up and we’ll see what we can do for you. Please see pictures of some of our recent sails below.

Soch Sails DF95 A suit
Soch Sails DF65 B suit
Soch Sails DF95 A&B suits
Soch Sails DF65 A plus, A & B suits

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