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Sails Talk


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!

Hi Daryl,

The new Genoa is really perfect! I think it's the best sail ever.

Michel Dorsman Owner X-342 Xanthe.

Boat absolutely flew!

Hi Daryl,

Quick bit of feedback. Went out today with the screacher. Boat absolutely flew! Fantastic sail and very easy to reel in with the Karver.

Many thanks,
Paul Burn, owner of  F28R Trimaran 'Rebel'

Cowes Week Winner using Banks Sails

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 race

Talisman's First 305 using Banks Sails

logo"Having 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 support."

Lt Huw Reynolds (Skipper) & Jez Bygraves (Owner)
-Talisman- First 305'

Marchwood Madness

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 Sonars.

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 race.

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 force...

"Thanks for pulling out all the stops!"

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 appreciated.


Green Bank from Banks Sails

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 future...

Ben Goodland and Team Eberspacher win the RSYC Spring series 2009

Team Eberspacher using Banks Sails
Team Eberspacher

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 later.

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 2009.

Trevor attributes his results to a clean bottom and his new Banks Sails Membrane Spidertech HM Twaron Mainsail and All-Purpose Race~Furl Genoa.

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 crew.

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

Three Peaks Yahct RaceBanks 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. 

Great Ormond Street HospitalThe 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:

'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 hospital.'

Banks Sails are pleased to announce they have been chosen as Sailmaker for the Artemis20 Keelboat

Artemis20 Keelboat showing Banks Sails

"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 time"

Nick Sherriff - Project Manager Vizual Marine

Even Keel Project - Even Keel Promo V4



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