Congratulations to Nick Craig and James Stewart for a convincing win!
The National Championships were held by Tenby Sailing Club with plenty of wind forecasted. The first three days were held in force 4-5 conditions, Nick and James won the first three races and then followed it up with a 3rd and a 4th, this then put them 16 points clear by Tuesday. Wednesday was a lay day and Thursday and Friday were unfortunately blown off with bad weather.
Nick and James were using the new radial head and clew mainsail, this was giving them excellent stability in the lower leech for good pointing, the design also helps with longevity.
This is a great result for HD Sails for both winning the Inlands and National Championships.
Last weekend saw plenty of wind and rain. The forecast tried very hard to put people off but we fought the weather and yet again we got our quota of sailing in.
HD Sailor Nick Craig Won the Enterprise inlands with HD Sailor John Woodward in second, having taken delivery of their new sails the weekend before. It was a tad to windy to put up the new sails, so they used their old Jim Hunt designed sails proving quick around blustery Rutland. Their New Enterprise Sails now have a radial clew in the mainsail to provide more stability and minimal stretch, look out for them at the next open meeting.
The Merlins headed to Hayling Island and had two races in the estuary. HD Sails finished first and second, Jon Gorringe won both races showing excellent pace in the windy stuff. Matt Biggs finished second.
Matt was using the Selden mast and Jon was using a Chipstow, here at HD we have been working on all our designs and making sure our sails fit all the different selections of masts available on the market.