Hi Folks, hope you’re all safe and well wherever you are in the world. After a reasonably quiet month in February we are now into March which is shaping up to be quite a busy month already. We have had lots of sails head out all over the world since we last wrote and we’ve a couple of boxes of RC Lasers heading off overseas currently as well as a few trade orders.
With the DF95 UK Nationals open for entry on Monday there are now 60 skippers registered for the event which promises to be three days of fun racing and social and it’ll sure be nice to catch up with everyone. We also have the DF65 Nationals at the front end of September at Poole and the RG65 Nationals at Keighley in the middle of the month….lots of sailing to be done.
Our IOM sails keep heading out the door to locations far and wide which is encouraging, we are hoping to get back to some sailing soon enough so we can get our tune on for the IOM race season here in the UK with the 2021 Nationals at Fleetwood in late August its a good thing to be aiming at. Hopefully we’ll get a couple of events in before then too.
Due to time pressures at work I’ve started producing the IOM sail blanks at home of an evening in the Soch Sails HQ, where it all began some years back. It’s nice to be at the table again in the treehouse, music on and a cup of tea on the go, very relaxing. This allows us to take the sails to the yard and finish them on HMS Treehouse and ship them out from there. I reckon there’s a video tour of both in the pipeline, but here’s a picture of how we are working now and yes, they are the worlds comfiest slippers….
The big boatyard is starting to think about the 2021 season too, it looks like there is a good chance that we’ll get almost a full season this year. I think we’ll miss Easter but sometime before Mayday we’ll be wheels up and tractors rolling which is a nice thought.
Other than that we’ve started doing a bit of customer rig building for collection. I don’t think that we can reliably ship fully built rigs around the place. we’ll be adding the service to the shop before too long. Whilst it’s a bit of a drive to get to us we’ll make you a brew when you get here, fit the rig to your boat and have a sail if the tide is in! We are still pricing up our DF rig boxes at the moment and again, due to shipping they might be collection only. Another thought is to provide them in kit form with everything you’ll need apart from the outer skin but including handle, clips hooks, closures, feet, elastic and a set of drawings so that you can stick it together yourself. Watch this space….again!
The shop is open 24/7 to take your order, clicky here to take a look.
Anyhow, a few photos of some of our recent work below. Stay safe and we’ll catch you pondside soon all being well.