New UK Distributer
Banks Sails are pleased to welcome Matt
Hoban and his team at Sussex Yachts in
Brighton as an agent for Banks Sails
Matt offers a full rig and sail service
supplying Mast, Spars, rigging and electronic
systems for a wide range of yachts, friendly
and professional is their ethos.
Best sail ever!
The new Genoa is really perfect! I think
it's the best sail ever.
Michel Dorsman Owner X-342 Xanthe.
Boat absolutely flew!
Quick bit of feedback. Went out today
with the screacher. Boat absolutely flew!
Fantastic sail and very easy to reel in
with the Karver.
Paul Burn, owner of F28R Trimaran
Cowes Week 2009 Winner
Ben Goodland posts a magnificent set of
results to convincingly win the multihull
class in this year's Cowes Regatta.
Ben attributes his speed to the D4 Carbon
mainsail built by Banks Sails in 2006,
despite trying other sailmakers Ben saw
the light and sailed the complete regatta
using his 3 year old mainsail, proof that
Banks Sails are superior FAST and DURABLE.
Ben's more recent purchase was a replacement
Carbon Membrane jib supplied this year,
helping him with superior height and complementing
our 3 year old D4 mainsail nicely.
Team G.O.S.H. and the 3 peaks
received a totally new set of sails provided
by Banks Sails I was very impressed with
the obvious high quality, attention to
detail was flawless and the construction,
whilst light, was seemingly bullet proof.
The key to our success was the black Assymetric
spinnaker. Its shape and structure enabled
us to fly it in situations where all of
the other boats around were still under
normal headsail. It was also superb in
the very light winds, especially when
flown with the very light sheet as recommended.
The advice on IRC Ratings and subsequent
performance was equally as impressive
and fundamental to Team GOSH being ranked
2nd IRC team in the 2009 Three Peaks Yacht
Race on their first outing.
The section of the race where the winds
were the lightest was from Caernarfon
to Whitehaven where we were the second
fastest yacht over the water, beating
several J- s (92, 105, 109, 120 and 122),
a brand new Beneteau First 50, a 40.7
an A35, Reflex 38, HOD35 etc. Not bad
for a 22 year old 31ft cruiser!
The quality of the sails was only surpassed
by the customer service, advice and support
given by Daryl and all at Banks Sails
. It was a daunting task to equip the
newly purchased boat with a quiver of
sails that would deliver the performance
and longevity that we required. We listened
to the advice given and not once did we
regret this, he and the team at Banks
Sails made the whole process a pleasure.
I would avidly recommend Bank Sails in
the future and thank everyone for their
Lt Huw Reynolds (Skipper) &
Jez Bygraves (Owner)
-Talisman- First 305'
Trevor Barry on his First 33.7 Hydra
Wins the Evening Series 1, Race Fleet.
With 4 out of 6 races to count Trevor
and his crew posted 3 1st places and a
3rd to convincingly win the first round
of the Marchwood Yacht Club Evening series.
Banks Sails are proud to have been chosen
by Trevor as his sailmaker and wish him
continued success in the future.
Trevor is setting a Main and Genoa made
from HMT Twaron Membrane complete with
taffetas giving him speed and durability
for around the race course or Performance
Cruising further afield.
More RTI2009 Successes: 1st place
Sportsboat Rule Sonar
Andy Cassell, leads the way using our
latest 2009 spinnaker design and his 2008
Main and Jib, to a convincing win in the
1st Place in Classic Racing Yachts
Our congratulations to Brian Haugh, 1st
place Classic Racing Yachts.
Brian recently took possession of 2 Dacron®
Banks Race Headsails, and has used these
to devastating effect in the RTI2009 race,
in his Alan Buchanon designed E.A.O.D.
that he has lovingly self restored.
Be it Modern Day Classics or state of
the Art Grand Prix Yachts, Banks Sails
The Driving Force are there for you...
Celebrations in Hondarribia
Will Claxton and Matthew Gill Winners
of the Multihull division in the Royal
Southampton's 540 Mile Biscay Challenge
Starting in the Solent on June 13th Will
and Matt finished 10 hours ahead of their
nearest rival after almost 4 days at sea.
Our congratulations to the pair of them,
sporting a new Membrane Jib, screecher
and assymetric from Banks Sails, they
powered away from the competition. Proving
once again Banks sails are the Driving
"Thanks for pulling out all the
Derek Rule, owner of Bellini, recently
wrote to Daryl to pass on his thanks:
Many thanks for pulling out all the stops
and getting the sails off Bellini yesterday.
Just wanted you to know we recognise you
made a real effort for us and it's much
Banks sails in conjunction with Reefer
sails are actively recycling our old and
used sails, and off cuts of fabric. On
a monthly basis Reefer collect from Banks
Sails our customers thrown away sails
or useable offcuts, which they then re-cycle
into various products.
GREEN Banks also support
the local community and schools. We do
this in many ways with donations of fabric
offcuts to various local schools for their
arts and crafts projects. Banks Sails
do not receive any payments for this,
its our way to re-cycle old sails for
the benefit of the environment/our children/our
Ben Goodland and Team Eberspacher
win the RSYC Spring series 2009
Still using his Banks Sails Membrane
D4 Carbon/Technora sails supplied to Ben
in 2006, Ben is still posting magnificent
results, proof that Banks sails are THE
DRIVING FORCE, fast and durable out of
the bag and still going strong 3-years
In a thrilling 8 race series with 6 to
count Ben and his crew racked up 4 bullets
and 2 5th places to win a closely fought
series by 1 point. Our congratulations
to Team Eberspacher.
Drama Queen wins Plymouth - Falmouth
- Fowey Race.
Drama Queen, the recently launched Dazcat
11.50 with Banks Membrane D4 HMT Twaron
main and Genoa, has taken the honours
in the Plymouth - Falmouth - Fowey Race.
From last to first...
In an amazing turnaround in fortunes
Trevor Barry racing locally out of Marchwood
in his First 33.7 posts a 1st place in
the twilight series race held on May 12th
Trevor attributes his results to a clean
bottom and his new Banks Sails Membrane
Spidertech HM Twaron Mainsail and All-Purpose
After a poor start Trevor steadily worked
through the racing fleet in a dying breeze
with both superior speed and height to
claim line honours and the double a first
place on handicap.
Our congratulations to Trevor and his
Banks sail "a beauty"
Finally, finally I could hoist my
new mains on Saturday at 20:00. What a
beauty! I love every detail of it. I had
an envious onlooker on the quay who commented
that it looked much better than his new
mains! Had my first sail yesterday, unfortunately
with very light winds, but the boat did
better with the new mains and a 22 m2
high aspect than with the old rig and
a 43 m2 genoa.
Kees den Hollander, Huisman 37 'Membrane
mainsail in D4 Twaron with double taffetas'
Banks Sails announces
sponsorship of Team GOSH at
Three Peaks Yacht Race
Sails today announces its support
for Team GOSH at the 2009 Three Peaks
Yacht Race. In support of Great
Ormond Street Hospital, Banks
Sails is sponsoring a complete
inventory of racing sails for the team
of five intrepid adventurers raising money
to fund valuable resources at the new
MRI unit at the hospital.
GOSH team will endure 389 nautical miles
of sailing risking fierce tides and rocks
along the route from Wales to Scotland.
Two of the team will complete 72 miles,
climbing 14,000 feet to reach the summits
of the UK- s three highest peaks; Snowdon,
Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. For
more information on the race visit: http://www.threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk
'We are delighted that Banks
Sails has pledged to support
our team. Their donation and expertise
has enabled us to significantly progress
towards reaching our fundraising target
for Great Ormond Street Hospital' says
Jeremy Bygrave, team leader of Team GOSH.
' In its 30th year, the challenge will
be one of the hardest things we have ever
had to do. Without the kind support of
companies like Banks Sails
we simply wouldn' t be able to raise the
funds that are so greatly needed by the
Banks Sails are pleased
to announce they have been chosen as Sailmaker
for the Artemis20 Keelboat
"The Even Keel project has demanding
timescales and we have to be confident
that we deliver excellence to the sites
and we know that when we order equipment
from Banks Sails we are getting good quality,
stunning sails and most importantly on
Nick Sherriff - Project Manager Vizual
Even Keel Project - Even Keel