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Here’s what our customers say about us
Two seasons. We are delighted to have their sails plus their expertise on board. Competitive sails and top class backup from their dedicated guys.
SIMON KNOWLES – J109 “INDIAN”
We are extremely pleased with the professionalism of Barry and Graham. They really went over and above to design and build our new Uni-Titanium mainsail and non-overlapping headsail. The sails were custom fitted to the boat and tested in race conditions by Barry and Graham and perform flawlessly. Not only did they supply and tweak the sails, they showed us how to get the very most out of them by trimming correctly and where to look for the subtle signs that a sail is at peak trim and power. We have no doubt that this year’s Calves Week first place in IRC 1 was made possible by the new sails and the wealth of knowledge that UK Sailmakers Ireland brought to us.
LESLIE ‘LASER’ PARNELL – BENETEAU FIRST 34.7 “BLACK VELVET”
During 2018 UK Sailmakers Ireland have worked with us on Raptor providing a new suit of Titanium racing sails. The sails have transformed the boats performance culminating with a class win in Cork Week 2018. Graham Curran is continuing to offer the same level of after sales services that was synonymous with Des McWilliam’s unique quality. We on Raptor look forward to our future association with UK Sailmakers Ireland.
PAUL BRADLEY – MILLS 30CR “RAPTOR”
My experience with UK Sailmakers Ireland, both before and after its recent change of ownership, has always been most satisfactory. I greatly appreciate the pro-active attitude and responsiveness of the team, whether when purchasing or when the inevitable repairs are required.
PAUL EGAN – FIRST 35 “PLATINUM BLONDE”
For the 2018 season we purchased a X-Drive Carbon Main, which was cut to give us better upwind performance and reduce our IRC handicap by several points, and we also bought a new Code Zero on a “top-down” furler. The X Drive main has delivered consistently better performance in all wind ranges and all points of sail and the code zero has proved to be a race winning sail on several occasions. We have found UK Sailmakers Ireland to be both very helpful and always available to us to answer any queries and to help us optimize our set up to get the most out of the new sails. I would highly recommend Barry, Graham, Claire and Cleo for all your sail requirements.
STEVE HAYES – BENETEAU FIRST 34.7 “MAGIC TOUCH”
For nearly twenty years UK Sailmakers Ireland’s Cork loft has provided a dedicated service to me in ensuring that I’m racing with a fully competitive set of sails. It is great to see that this service is being continued by the new management team.
DERMOT CRONIN – BENETEAU FIRST 40.7 “ENCORE”
To compete successfully on the racecourse it is imperative to have a top quality sailmaker in your corner. For 15 years we have entrusted UK Sailmakers Ireland exclusively with making sure we have the best sails and advice possible, and they continue to exceed expectations.
GLENN CAHILL – J109 “JOIE DE VIE”
We recently purchased a new staysail for our boat, a Beneteau Oceanis 473. From the initial consultation with Graham aboard the boat, to selecting the best design and specification through to timely delivery and aftercare service we were very happy with both the service received and the new sail. Well done to Graham and the team at UK Sailmakers Ireland.
LIAM DRENNAN – BENETEAU OCEANIS 473 “MAGGIE”
Excellent pricing and total satisfaction with the sails and service are but some of the reasons why we have enjoyed a great relationship with UK Sailmakers Ireland over the past 15 years. We have always been very happy with the quality of product. Testament to this is that our No.3 headsail, which is over 7 years old, remains in regular use and still retains its shape! We purchased a new main and headsail in 2018 and we are delighted with the finished product. We look forward to working with the team in the future.
FRANK DESMOND – SUNFAST 32 “BAD COMPANY”
We purchased a range of sails for our new 31.7 in 2018. Graham & Barry have provided all the required TLC to get us going fast in our first year! We had our most successful event being joint third overall in our nationals that threw every type of sailing conditions at us The new sails looked great & out preformed other sailmakers and at a much reduced overall cost.
JOE MCDONALD – FIRST 31.7 “INDIGO”
UK Sailmakers Ireland not only provide top quality sails but the service is second to none. I have been using their sails over the last thirty or so years and never had an issue. Presently our J24 is fully powered by a full set of UK Sails in the very competitive Irish fleet.
SIMON MCGIBNEY – J24 “GALA RACING”
I spoke to Graham for 30 minutes, explained what I wanted, and he advised appropriately. Sails ordered. 12 Weeks later delivered to the boat. And 30 minutes later we were sailing. Sails hoisted and furled perfectly every time. No need to go back to the loft for anything. Perfect Service.
MIKE MAC CARTHY – ELAN 37 “JOLASTAN”
In our strive for optimum performance from our HB RS31, a new mainsail was ordered from UK Sailmakers Ireland for the 2018 racing season. Needless to say, boat performance showed a marked improvement. From pre-order consultation, through to post delivery satisfaction, UK Sailmakers Ireland proved to be most professional, and meticulous, in their attention to detail, and, follow-up customer care.
DENIS QUINLAN – HB RS31 “QUIN~SEA”
We purchased a main, No 1 and spinnaker from UK Sailmakers Ireland. Upwind the sails allow us to sail high and fast keeping us at the top end of the sigma fleet over the past 3 seasons.
GRANT SIMPSON – SIGMA 33 “MISS BEHAVIN'”
We are delighted with the level of service we received from UK Sailmakers Ireland. The sails are excellent and the team took great care in ensuring we got to grips with the new technology quickly and spent time undertaking fine adjustments at the seasons end to ensure we would be in good shape at our next event.
AODHAN FITZGERALD – 1720 ONE DESIGN “AFTER MIDNIGHT”
I have been a UK Sailmakers Ireland customer for over 10 years. They are an extremely professional and efficient outfit and have always delivered theirs sails with enthusiasm and interest. Graham and Barry have been very helpful in tuning the rig and getting my boat and crew up to speed, to get the best from our sails.