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Veto gk34 wins round the island race, yes round the island race

Congratulations a fantastic result with a full westaway sails inventory including mainsail sail cover ,fantastic result with great people

Pictured here collecting the silver bowl which has not left the Scillies for 30 years the veto crew had to leave the trophy on the island well done many congratulations


6M Europeans in Falmouth Winners

sailsBack from 6M Europeans in Falmouth won many races proving our latest GPL mainsail,genoas and dimension spinnakers are right on the pace we won a majority of the races against the world big names such as Americas cup fame rod Davis on all the big lofts such as north,quantum,Doyle etc

Well done team Westaway you guys made me look good on the race course and very proud ashore your design manufacture and finishing was second to none using 100% dimension polyant fabrics

Quote from the owner ” best sails I have ever had “

Sail Servicing

sail-collection-binWinter is upon us and we are now busy removing and collecting sails from our free collection points around Devon. Sails can be either removed from the yacht by our team or collected from convenient collection and drop off points.

Sails are washed and treated with a anti -fungal solution reducing airborne growth such as algae and mildew growth and staining. Once cleaned they are fully checked, serviced and any necessary repairs made and stored ready for the coming season.

Pollard sets his targets after national titles

JOHN Pollard and his Xcellent team are looking forward to the World Championships and the Asian Cup this year after a successful finish to 2013. Pollard and his team have enjoyed a successful end to 2013, winning both the French and the Dutch National Championships.

He said they are now hoping to further their achievements in 2014, with the Asian Cup in Singapore and the World Championships in St Petersburg for this September. Victory in the French National Championships, held in the Olympic venue of Hyeres, came at the end of November.

Held over the course of three days, Pollard and his team dominated the first day of racing and finished by taking first place overall. The week before, team Xcellent went on to win the Dutch National Championships which were held in Torquay’s twin town of Hamelin. Both of the world-class SB20 events attracted over 20 teams representing their home countries including Russia, Belgium, Germany and Italy. Read more here

New sailmakers for 2014

Invest in the future is one of our many mottos. Long established South Devon College had an open day recently and we were fortunate enough to have the chance to meet some of the students.

One of whom is coming to join us at Westaway Sails as an apprentice in 2015. Wendy who has been with us for 38 years was very happy to show some sail making skills on the repair of a spinnaker.

Sailmakers Westaway win the 2013 Med Cup!

sailmakers-win-cupTeam Westaway Sails last weekend won the 2013 Med Cup Sportsboat Championship in Hyeres in the South of France posting a score card of 1,1,1,2,2,1 to win the series against tough professional competition from two Russian teams.

The series was held in windy conditions ranging from 10 knots to over 30 knots with a feat of 20 teams competing Team Westaway with John pollard on the helm dominated the regatta with team Russia finishing second and third.

Next stop Lisbon

All sails and covers supplied and fitted for a two year global cruse, picture here is of the bespoke self tacking jib with adjustable sheet lead and hardware all to the latest design for power trade wind reaching. We wish them well on their travels.

Performance sails give 21 knots!

sail-performance-testPicture of GPS sail testing a new laminate code zero on clients light displacement 33 foot racing machine. The sail is designed using Sail Pak sail makers software. During testing the sail was digitally pictured and the design to actual flying shape were compared on the Mac Book in the coffee shop afterwards. The exhilarating sail achieved a max speed of 21.7 knots in 24 knots of wet southeasterly winds.