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 won the Club regatta Red Fleet and Blue Fleet racing overall and gained a second overall as well. Since then many more Batt Sails have successfully joined this intriguing fleet.
RACING NEWS: In 2019 Batt sails made a clean sweep of the Yawl results, victorious in all three fleets at the Yacht Club regatta, and generally packing the results on the open weekends.
The 2019 RYA Dinghy Show had the best turnout 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.