We were delighted to hear that Kismet won her first day of racing at the Régates Royales de Cannes! Good to see the brand new Dolphin Sails Whoompa was put to good use and it clearly delivered results as they won on corrected time.
Photos thanks to Eric Dervaux and Regates Royales de Cannes.
We LOVE getting feedback from our customers! Not only does it help us develop our products, but when the customer is pleased, just like the one below, it gives the Dolphin team a great feeling!
“We have given the new Yankee a real workout now. A bit more than 6,000nm offshore with four gales, two in the southern Atlantic with more than 50kts apparent on the wind gauge downwind. The Yankee was up and pulling for the entire passage even serving admirably as a storm jib when it flattened nicely at 30% or so. My kudos to you and your team for your recommendations for design parameters and fabric. It still holds its shape perfectly.”
Three members of our sails team, Matthew, Gareth and Glen, went out on the water this week to test the new ‘Whompa’ sail that we have recently designed and produced for the Fife 48′, Kismet. Owned by ex Oyster Yachts owner, Richard Matthews, Kismet is a familiar sight on the east coast waters during the regatta season. This year she will also be heading out to Cannes for the 2019 Panerai Regatta Royale at the end of September. As a previous competitor in the Panerai Classics, Mr Matthews was keen to maximise the performance of the sails on Kismet, so worked closely with our design team to create the most effective solution and sail. We will also be making a soft topsail for her, having taken measurements and sizing whilst out sailing on Wednesday, so stay tuned for more photos to come!
We wish team Kismet the best of luck in Cannes and look forward to hearing all about it on their return…
It’s always nice getting positive feedback from our customers. This one was recently posted on the Oyster Yachts Owner’s Page:
“I wanted to share a positive experience with you all. We decided to replace our bimini and sprayhood and to change the color from Blue to Beige. We keep Tango in the Northeast US.
I contacted Dolphin Sails to see if they still had the templates from the original order and they did. They also recommended using the WeatherMax material.
I was a bit concerned about them making it all and getting it shipped to the US. What would we do if it didn’t fit right? We received the two items about a week ago and put them on…
Perfect fit on both accounts and the material and color was just what we wanted. I would recommend Dolphin to do any canvass work in the future.”