Going Grey!


Grey Performance Cruise Laminate
Grey Performance Cruise Laminate

Increasingly as owner’s colour schemes for their yachts have developed there has been a call for an alternative colour from the standard white sail fabric. As a result, in line with our continuing product development we have listened to our customer’s requirements and over the winter months Dolphin Sails have been working with Dimension Polyant, our main cloth supplier, to produce a Grey version of the well proven DYS Dyneema cruise laminate. This new fabric is unique in that the taffetas are now woven with different colour yarns to give the grey colour rather than dying an existing white taffeta Grey. This process gives a more constant colour throughout the sail rather than the slight colour differences that can result with dyed fabrics.


The first set of grey sails have been supplied to the newly launched Oyster 575, as you can see from the photos taken during a sea trial it will certainly make your yacht stand out.

New grey Dyneema laminate from Dimension Polyant
New grey Dyneema laminate from Dimension Polyant

We have ordered a large quantity of the Grey DYS Dyneema in fabric weights to suit yachts up to and including the 62’ footer. Orders for yachts over 65’ will require a special order with a longer lead time.

Sea trials with the new Dimension Polyant DYS
Sea trials with the new Dimension Polyant DYS

This brings another element into effect while deciding on the theme for your new or existing boat, the choice of should you go for the new grey or traditional white…..


To find out more please contact the Dolphin team on:

Jon Sturmer –  – 01206 384412

Paul Austin –  – 02381 980090 (South)

East Anglian Boat Show

East Anglian Boat Show – Woolverstone Marina MDL

The second East Anglian Boat Show will be held at Woolverstone Marina over the weekend  of 20th & 21st June  (10am to 5pm)

Dolphin Sails will be exhibiting on the shore along the main parade and we will also have ‘Razzmatazz’ a Beneteau Oceanis 320 displaying a large selection of covers in the Marina

Please come along for a chat about sails and covers.

Contact Jon or Paul on 01255 243366 for further details.



Oyster BVI Regatta

Oyster BVI 2015 Regatta

First class results from this year’s Oyster BVI regatta. For another year Dolphin had a strong showing of customers, with 60% of the fleet all sporting our sails. This year our customers dominated the results in Class 2 taking the top four podium places. A special congratulations must also be given to Oyster 72 ‘Infiniti of Cowes’ who’s new DYS Dyneema headsails which were delivered before the regatta helped her to win every race in Class 2.

Amongst the entrants where many previous and regular customers to these Oyster regattas along with some new faces who made their first ARC trip to be part of this excellent ran regatta.
Once such new entrant was ‘Atalanta’ Oys 575 who after being commissioned last summer made their way from the UK, through the Med to start the ARC on their first Atlantic crossing.

It is always good to meet our customers and talk to them on their experience’s and gain valuable feedback on our product. It also gives us a good opportunity to discuss with them any new sail setups that they may benefit from for future passages or regattas. Such new sail setup options that are regularly discussed are Twin headstay or Karver Top down furlers which can be easily added to their existing inventories


Again we would like to thank all our customers throughout the fleet for their hospitality and support they gave to our team during the regatta

Below is a list of results


Class 1

4th Overall – ‘Vamos’ Oys 625 with two 3rd places

Class 2

1st Infiniti of Cowes Oys 72

2nd Sotto Vento Oys 655

3rd Jigsaw Oys 53

4th Ayesha II Oys 575


If you have any questions for our team or would like to talk about new sails or covers please contact:

Jon Sturmer – jon@dolphin-sails.com – 01206 384412

Paul Austin (South Coast) – paul.austin@dolphin-sails.com  – 02381 980090


The photos below say it all ….


London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show

Dolphin Tensile Awnings to exhibit at the first London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show

Dolphin Tensile Awnings, a new division of Dolphin Sails, will be exhibiting at the inaugural London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show based in the City of London.

Split between the ‘Old Billingsgate’ market next to the Thames and St Katharine Dock a host of exciting brands will be on display during this exclusive event. Yachts will be berthed in the Dock and a host of global brand leaders in the jet, car and yacht world will be exhibiting their latest luxury products at this exclusive event in the main ‘market’ hall.

 Dolphin Tensile Awnings will be displaying their highly successful and popular Tensile Awning. The Tensile Awning has been created to deliver a real solution to provide quick and easy shade when on board a yacht. The bespoke design options also allows for the concept to work in architectural situations. Utilising advanced form finding software, an awning is designed to give optimal coverage, maximum stability and ease of use.

For further details, please contact Jon Sturmer 00 44 (0)1206 384412 info@dolphintensileawnings.com

Dolphin Tensile Awnings will be on stand P16

Dolphin Tensile Awnings

London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show
London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show



ARC 2014

A great ARC for Dolphin Sails customers


El Mundo completeing the 2014 ARC
El Mundo completeing the 2014 ARC


Oyster 575 finishing the ARC
Oyster 575 finishing the ARC

Dolphin would like to congratulate all our customers and crew on board the 15 competing yachts sporting Dolphin sails and covers in the latest edition of the World Cruising Clubs Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. 

This is a testing event for many of the crews, especially if it is their first Atlantic crossing but for them choosing a Dolphin product whether it be a sail or a cover gave them one less thing to worry about. 

Our sails Production Manager, Gareth Heel, was on hand in Las Palmas before the start to see our customers and ensure that any questions they had were answered or issues with the sails sorted before departing. 

We can now wish all those customers an enjoyable Caribbean season and a safe passage to their next destination. 

To find out more about how Dolphin can help you with new sails and covers for an Atlantic crossing or round the world voyage contact sails@dolphin-sails.com or visit www.dolphinsails.com or telephone 00 44 (0)1255 243366 and ask for Jon Sturmer or Paul Austin


Titchmarsh Marina Display

Dolphin Sails at Foundry Reach Chandlery 

On display in the Foundry Reach Chandlery at Titchmarsh Marina are now two Dolphin Sails display units showing a WeatherMax80 sprayhood & cockpit enclosure plus a mini rig with a selection of sail fabrics. 

Foundry Reach Chandlerly are currently hosting an exhibition of local and regional art and crafts. The exhibtion runs from 5th December until 21st. All items are available to purchase. Why not pop along for a coffee and browse through the collection. 


Dolphin Sails also have at the marina our ‘little blue’ drop off shed where customers can leave sails and covers that require their annual wash and overhaul. If you need any items serviced over the winter please contact the Loft and we will arrange for them to be collected. 

01255 243366  sails@dolphin-sails.com




ARC – Las Palmas – Service

Gareth Heel - Production Manager
Gareth Heel – Production Manager

Dolphin Sails will be in Las Palmas before the start of the World Cruising Club’s ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) to assist customers with any last minutes sail or cover matters from 19th until 22nd November. 

Gareth Heel will be either at the marina or at the sail loft of Velas Linton 

If you need help with your covers or sails please contact Gareth on 00 44 (0)7788 732386

or email gareth@dolphin-sails.com

Velas Linton – Sail & yacht cover manufactures and repairers. 

Charlie Linton

Alfredo Caldevon 37

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35006

0034 928 291934

0034 606555928


Winter Cover – Motor Boat

Advanced form finding technology allows us to digistise the points on a boat to create a  winter cover that fits snuggly and offers the maximum protection. 

Whilst this Dale Nelson 45 was located in France we were able to still digitise the boat and with the use of the form finding software we were able to design the winter cover to the owners specifications. 

Using the WeatherMax80 fabric means that the cover is half the weight of the traditional acrylics that have typically been used. The strength in the fabric allows for a better shape to be created as the fibers will not sag like the old acrylics. Also the WeatherMax80 is more breathable, ensuring the underside stays drier. 


For more details please contact us 00 44 (0)1255 243366

Dolphin Sails Roadshow – Titchmarsh Marina

Dolphin Sails will be exhibiting this Saturday 15th November at Titchmarsh Marina, Walton on the Naze

Please come along between 9 am and 1pm to discuss any requirements you have regarding new yacht sails, sprayhoods, cockpit enclosures, winter covers and winter servicing – plus much more!

Dolphin Sails are one of the very few manufactures to do their own washing in house. Sails and covers are not sent away to a 3rd party, which means we stay in control throughout the process ensuring your sail or cover is washed and cared for to the highest standards.  

There will also be the opportunity to visit the Boat Jumble organised by Foundry Reach Chandley for further details contact jumble@foundryreach.co.uk