Brynhilde new sails a success in Antibe.

Brynhilde new sails a success in Antibe

The Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge kicked off in Antibe,  recently involving some of the most beautiful sailing boats in the world. Les Voiles d’Antibes has long represented the the start of season and Ratsey was well represented non least on the stunning Brynhilde. Flying a new Mainsail and Genoa straight from the loft in Cowes giving her a competitive edge, all were impressed by her improved performance.



Although not winning this year, Brynhilde new sails massively increased her speed and she managed to sail in front of her larger sister ship Sardonix in a close Starboard-Port crossing after two hours of racing. Check out this short film…

So many of these Classics have been Ratsey boats over the years with our archives full of designs through the ages. Ratsey’s own pro-sailor and sail designer, Gonzalo Romagosa, enjoyed his time in Antibes this year. There, he met owners to discuss their requirements, along with ensuring the  delivery of new sails for some of the boats. He was among the craft sailing and enjoyed the joyful pre and post-match camaraderie that the Classic scene is all about.

Gonzalo came back to Ratsey HQ buzzing about the event, not least the Friday evening revelry with impressive Paella hosted by Mr Neil Robinson of the Hill Robinson Yacht Management Company and owner of Sardonix and Brynhilde. What an amazing atmosphere of crews meeting  and mixing with a chance to jump aboard each other’s boats. Special thanks to the owners of Halloween who extended a lovely evening with a great atmosphere aboard their stunning boat.

Congratulations to Mariska who won the event’s main class division. Role on the next classic Ratsey and Lapthorn will be attending the Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona. Our focus will be on delivering a new suit of sails aboard beautiful Marigan, built in 1898. We’ll then be heading back to Cowes for the Panerai Classic week before heading back  to the Med for the Club de Mar and Mahon regatas.

Hope to see you there.


Ratsey sail loft