For several seasons Batt sails have proved the winning choice in the massively competitive Salcombe Yawl fleet. Working closely with Stones Boatyard the project hit the ground running six years ago, winning both fleets in the Salcombe Yacht Club regatta in our first year with the Yawl class.
At that time only three suits of ‘Batt’ sails existed in the Yawl fleet, yet the boats with these sails gained these two first fleet places overall and a second overall as well. Since then many more Batt Sails have successfully joined this intriguing fleet.
RACING NEWS: At both 2018 Bank holiday open weekends Batt Sails again made a clean sweep of the results, winning both fleets each weekend, and packing the rest of the results. Later in the summer the Salcombe Town Regatta and Club Regatta reaped similar rewards with a final flourish in the late season open weekend.
Plans are already in place to maintain the pace in 2019. The 2019 RYA Dinghy Show had the best turnaout for years, kicking off the new season with a real buzz. It was great to see John Smithers’ Yawl 19 looking a treat and taking pride of place in the main hall.