Classic Sails

Ratsey and Lapthorn are the pre-eminent sailmakers for classic yachts, having made sails for most of the classics afloat today. The loft in Cowes continues to make sails in the traditional way as it has done since 1790, with the skills being handed down by generation from master to apprentice.

Recent investment in the latest design technology and machinery means Ratsey and Lapthorn is uniquely placed to not only deliver a beautiful with the Ratsey reputation for durability but one that will perform and win races when required. The classic look without compromise.

For information and quotes please contact us at or 01983 294051 

Owning a classic is a pursuit of passion and requires an appreciation of elegance and craft. At Ratsey and Lapthorn, we share this passion for traditional boats of all shapes and sizes.

The Ratsey and Lapthorn archives date back to the late 1800’s, please do not hesitate to make contact to see if we have your original sail plans from launch.


SINCE 1790