Hyde Sails Ltd.

Office A+B, Harbour Building, SO31 4NB Southampton, Hampshire
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone +44 845 5438945


Hall map

boot 2017 hall map (Hall 11): stand H14

Fairground map

boot 2017 fairground map: Hall 11

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Shipping/Yachting Equipment and Accessories
  • 03.10  Deck Equipment/Rig
  • 03.10.23  Sails/Sail-Makers
  • 03  Shipping/Yachting Equipment and Accessories
  • 03.10  Deck Equipment/Rig
  • 03.10.24  Sail-Cloth


  • 03  Shipping/Yachting Equipment and Accessories
  • 03.10  Deck Equipment/Rig
  • 03.10.25  Sail Battens

Sail Battens

  • 03  Shipping/Yachting Equipment and Accessories
  • 03.10  Deck Equipment/Rig
  • 03.10.26  Sailing Accessories/Maintenance Kits/Sail-Making Gear

Sailing Accessories/Maintenance Kits/Sail-Making Gear

  • 03  Shipping/Yachting Equipment and Accessories
  • 03.10  Deck Equipment/Rig
  • 03.10.27  Sail Bags

Sail Bags

Our products

Product category: Sails/Sail-Makers

Clipper Premium

Serious long distance and passage making

Hyde Clipper Premium sails are the result of over 80,000 miles of product testing and development through the demanding relationship with the Clipper RTWR . Development is always on-going as Hyde Sails continue to power the Clipper RTWR fleet of yachts.

A Hyde Clipper Premium sail is designed to be the best sail that you can buy with a proven pedigree. It is built using the best quality cloth and Hardware to produce a sail that will get you across the world and back again!

Every Clipper Premium sail is treated as a Project from sales through to Manufacture, our Distributors will spend time with you talking through your requirements, looking at the boat and then discussing the Cloth and various hardware options that are available to make your sailing as pleasurable as possible. In the end these sails will be your Boats engine for many miles to come.

Clipper Premium MainSail

Thread: Tenara
Tapes: Hydranet
Batten pockets: hydranet/webbing chafe/tie in leech
Clew hardware: Webbed ring using dyneema webbing + leather cover
Leech reef hardware: Webbed rutgerson on blocks
Head hardware: Rutgerson headboard with dyneema strapping
Luff reef blocks: Hanging rutgerson blocks with spectra soft strapping
Cunningham: Pressed eye with spectra strapping
Tack hardware: Webbed ring using spectra webbing + leather cover
Batten Type: Tapered or Contract for full length batten sails
Batten receptacle: (full batten sails) ?
Leach line set up: up and over as standard with rutgerson blocks
Leech cleats: Metal clam cleat
Foot cleats: Metal clam cleat

Sail Cloth
•Cross cut Marblehead Polyester - the most densely woven Dacron currently available
•Cross cut Fibercon Pro Vectran – For Yachtsman who demand Extra Performance
•Tri Radial Fibercon Pro Radial – For Cruising Radial sails
•Tri Radial Fibercon Hybrid Dyneema – Designed for long lasting cruising performance

Special Headboard to fit the external track slides on the mast, with Harken block for overhead line and standard Rutgerson headboard.
Rutgerson reefing block and standard crushed rind and webbing strainers
Crushed ring and webbed on floppy rings for reefing
Tack area with leather chaff protection and Cunningham ring.
Clew ring webbed on with leather chaff protection and flattening eyelet
Webbed on Intermediate slide and reinforced patch.
reinforced lacing system used to tie in and tension the battens.

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Product category: Sails/Sail-Makers

Yacht sails for IRC and IRM racing

The Hyde Sails Grand Prix range is designed for serious, no compromise racing either round the cans or offshore. Grand Prix fore and aft sails are available either as panelled sails with a tri-radial seam layout or in H5, the new Hyde Sails membrane system.

Grand Prix Mainsail

Grand Prix Mainsail Specification
3 Camber stripes
Sail numbers
Leech telltales at every batten
Alloy headboard
Boltrope or luff slides
Shelf foot - either loose or with a boltrope
Clewslider or webbing boom loop with velco fastening
Stainless steel pressed rings with webbing strainers
Floppy reef rings at luff
Low stretch leech line with alloy cleat-overhead option available
Tapered fibre glass battens
Adjustable batten tension
3 Step zig zag stitching or glued seams
Cunningham eyelet and leech flattener
Spreader chafe patches supplied loose for retro fitting by owner
Full length deck bag to enable sail to be stowed without folding
Full length battens (optional)

Sail Cloth Choice
  • X Tech - Kevlar yarns sandwiched between two layers of Polyester film. A version with one layer of taffeta is also available, which makes the material more durable.
  • GPL - carbonfibre yarns sandwiched between two layers of Polyester film. GPL is the most stable laminate on the market but does require careful handling.
  • H5 - the new Hyde membrane system. H5 is available in a large variety of fibres and constructions.

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Product category: Sails/Sail-Makers

Hyde Membrane System

Next level membrane sails

Hyde Sails has announced the launch of its new Hyde Membrane System (H-ms), a new product that takes membrane sails to the next level.

Minimum weight
The Hyde Membrane System only uses fibre reinforcement where it is required and not where it isn't! This keeps weight to an absolute minimum without compromising the performance and durability of the sail.

Maximum longevity
Because weight has been kept to a minimum, it also means that some or all of the weight savings made where reinforcement is not needed can be used to add extra reinforcement to the high-load path areas of the sail.

Better and more accurate shaping
With systems that shape first and cure later, precise shape reproduction, especially in smaller sails, is almost impossible. However, H-ms one-design laminates are fully cured prior to shaping ensuring accurate reproduction of the computer generated mould shape.

Flat-tensioned fibres mean a better shape and stronger sail
The fibre reinforcement added to the membrane is also a continuous directional filament, which accurately follows the load path lines of the sail. Zero-crimped yarns are a must to ensure consistent translation of the design. The fibres On Hyde's Membrane System go down into the laminate structure flat and do not wobble along the fibre pass direction as they do with some laminate systems.

A range of fibre combinations cater for all types of sail requirements
As with conventional sails, different usages require different materials, and with membrane sails the right mix of membrane and fibre reinforcement can be adjusted depending on the sail's requirements and usage, from Carbon Technora, through to Aramid fibres and taffeta reinforcement - it really depends what your priorities are regarding weight and longevity.

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About us

Company details

Like many of the successful sail lofts in the world, Hyde Sails grew from racing and in particular racing one-design dinghies. The need to eke out small differences in performance between identical boats imposes values of quality and discipline in the manufacture of sails that are not so important in other branches of sailmaking. But the challenge of making sails of exactly the right shape, with top class materials and faultless craftsmanship permeates through all the sails we make from racing yacht to old gaffer.

Established over 40 years ago as Musto and Hyde , our famous red Flying Dutchman logo reflected Keith Musto's Olympic success in that iconic dinghy. He went on to establish his very successful clothing range while the sailmaking business spread to encompass sailmaking for all types of boat of all types and sizes. Hyde Sails have one of the biggest product ranges of any sailmaker in the world from Optimist dinghies to round the globe cruisers.

We make around 40000 sails per year from our modern ( and crucially, wholly owned ) factory in the far east. Our 235 staff are highly trained , well paid and directed from the UK where our management ,sales and R&D functions are based in two offices, one at Hamble and one at Ipswich.
We have a worldwide and increasing network of agents and distributors , whose details are on this site, enabling you to obtain personal service over much of the Globe.

We make many sails for other sailmakers and for large boat builders such as Laser and RS but our core business is making bespoke sails for individual customers.

Our sails are made out of the best materials obtained at the most competitive prices so that we are able to offer quality sails with extraordinary craftsmanship at prices that are keen but not unrealistically cheap. With sailmaking you tend to get what you pay for but there is no need to pay over the odds to get quality sails - we do not promise the cheapest sails, but we promise the best quality at the best price with the best designs and the best materials.

If those sound like the sort of sails you are looking for, whatever your type of boat, then contact us and we will be delighted to discuss your needs and provide you with a no-obligation quote.

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