Sailing in Brixham
Water sports, sailing and Torbay are almost synonymous with each other. The South West coast of the UK lends itself perfectly to sailing and getting out on the water is made easier with Westaway Sails.
To make the most of your free time actually sailing, we have made emergency sail repairs and general sail maintenance, care and cleaning as painless as possible. Our qualified loft team have the knowledge and experience to provide you with great advice and help with any queries you might have about servicing your sails and canvas, or having new sails and canvas made. We have numerous collection points around the Torquay, Brixham and Torbay area so you can drop your sails off for servicing and repair knowing they will be taken care of by our experienced and qualified team who are expert in sail making, cleaning, quality repairs and alterations.
Repairing and altering of sails and covers
Losing performance of sails and covers as they age is a common problem that can impact your sailing experience, affect your ability to point windward, cause your spinnaker to flutter or leech on your genoa. Rather than replacing sails and covers we offer an alteration or recut service for ageing sails and covers as an alternative to swapping old for new sails which can improve and prolong their performance and life.
We can easily replace rusted luff wires on your jib, rework the leeches to improve their performance and replace spinnaker tapes to improve their shape and increase their life. Bigger repairs such as rips, stitching that has frayed or come away, chaffing on rings or batten pockets are resolved by our expert team to ensure they are in ship shape order for your next season, extended cruising adventure or race regatta. With over 40 years’ experience in sail making and repairs we will happily consult with you and answer any queries you might have to ensure you are able to choose the best option for repairing, altering or replacing the sails or covers on your boat.
All our repairs and alterations are completed in-house at our Devon sail loft using our extensive range of superior sail fabrics and hardware, which enables us to provide quick, economical repairs that are of the highest quality providing friendly advice, excellent service and fast emergency repairs.
Brixham drop-off and collection locations
To make maintenance of your sails as easy as possible, we have agreements with a number of organisations in the Torquay, Brixham and Torbay areas to aid convenient drop-off and pick up of sails and covers. The map below shows all of our collection points and our short list for the Torquay area is sure to have a convenient location listed. Please contact us by telephone (01752 892560) for the combination of the lock at the location you intend to use for servicing your sails and covers.
- Brixham Marina, Brixham, TQ5 9BW
- Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Torquay TQ1 2BH
- Bayside Marine, Brixham, TQ5 8QP
- Torquay Marina, Torquay, TQ2 5EQ
- Birchell Marine, Torquay Harbour Side, TQ1 2BG