Come and join us at our loft in Cowes and enjoy one of our Sailmaking Taster Days.

Next Course Saturday 13th April 2019

Following Course in September

The team at Ratsey welcome you to experience a day in the loft. You will be given a guide through the different skills required to build a sails. From design and fabric  choice to shaping a sail and stitching it together.

Do you know you luff from your leach, your rat tail to your reefing point? Could you repair your torn sail on a cruise? We will show you how.

We won’t attempt to teach you all we know, we don’t want to do ourselves out of a job- but if you’re a keen enthusiast and want get a feel for using your hands and spend time with some very experienced sailmakers this is your chance.

The day will include demonstrations on areas of sail construction and practical activities where you can use our machines and sailmaking tools and equipment.

We will host you at our Cowes loft and offer you an exciting day to learn some new skills and make some new friends.

Lunch in the loft included with teas and coffees throughout the day.


To book onto a course please call Steve on 01983 294051 or email