Ratsey Sponsoring Les Voiles D’Antibes

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We are enormously proud to announce that Ratsey and Lapthorn are a supporting sponsor to this year’s prestigious Les Voiles D’Antibes event and we thank the main sponsors Hill Robinson for extending us the invitation. We cannot wait to see those R&L Battle Flags flying from the forestays of some of the most beautiful boats in the world. 

Established in 1986 Les Voiles D’Antibes regularly attracts 60 plus Classic Yachts, marking the start of the Mediterranean Season of Classic racing. Many of the entrants will be just coming out of their winter re-fits and will be ready for a shakedown sail, especially those with a brand new suit of Ratsey and Lapthorn sails like Sardonyx owned by event sponsors Hill Robinson, we are very much looking forward to seeing them in action.

With our long history of Sailmaking for successful Classic Racing Yachts, Ratsey and Lapthorn has made the sails for many legendary boats to compete at Les Voiles D’Antibes at one time or another, and we are delighted to be bringing some of our historical Archive with us to Antibes on the 5th June.

We have sail plans for many of the boats competing in this year’s event, as well as photographs, examples of our craftsmanship and original ledgers, we would be delighted to share our small part of yachting history with you.

Please find us shoreside in the Marina where we have re created a small part of the Ratsey and Lapthorn office where we would love to show you our archives and share a Gin and Tonic (Thanks to Isle of Wight’s Mermaid Gin).

We will also have our brand new Canvas Tote bags with hand stitched leather detailing available to purchase, they are extremely hard wearing and beautiful. Our super handy bucket bags will also be available, every Bosun’s essential accessory!

Hope to see you there!


Ratsey & Lapthorn are a british sailmaker based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. We specialise in racing sails, cruising sails and classic sails. Combining the latest sail making technology with hundreds of years of experience established within the loft, no boat is too big or too small.

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