Continuing the introduction of global sail making brand OneSails to the West Australian market the group continues to expand in the Australasian region with new partnerships in Geelong, Brisbane and Thailand.
Commenting on this new development, Managing Director Paul Eldrid commented, “Our partnership with OneSails will keep our lofts at the forefront of sail making technology, allowing us to provide our customers, racing and cruising, with leading edge products. Our core strategy remains unchanged but the new direction allows us to supply the 4T Forte composite membrane construction system along with M3 and Vektor continuous fibre range. Pursuing research into sail design and aerodynamic systems will continue to have a direct beneficial effect on the sails we supply to all our clients.”
OneSails Perth will continue to manufacture, support and coordinate the Australia and South East Asia region from its state-of-the-art loft. The loft in Perth has produced sails that have won State, National, World and Offshore Championships.
OneSails welcomes Tony Bull and his Geelong loft to the group. Tony is a highly respected sailor, sail maker, coach and sailing author and will strengthen the position of OneSails in the region and will add a vast depth of experience to the group. Having recently coached his Australia Cadet team to successive world championships Tony demonstrates his wide range of skills from one design through to offshore racing. With Tony’s extensive experience Geelong is ideally placed to introduce this technology to Melbourne and the surrounding region.
Paul Eldrid commented: “Tony is a huge asset to our region and we look forward to working with OneSails Geelong to strengthen our position in the Australian market.”
Also joining OneSails is Southern Cross Yachting Services, owned by Lisa Chamberlain and Tom Conal based at the Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket. After a recent visit to Phuket, the demand for high quality sails in this region became immediately apparent. This partnership will provide the growing Asian region of cruising and racing sailors access the opportunity to access the unique and innovative OneSails range.
Dede De Luca commented: “Customers are assured of a high level of service from Lisa and Tom who are very experienced racing and cruising and sailors. Lisa campaigned in the Olympic 470 Class in her youth and progressed to keel boats and Ocean Racing where she has an impressive record. In the 2010 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race she was awarded the prestigious Rani Seamanship Award for her courageous efforts on the 98’ Maxi Yuuzoo.
“Tom progressed through the New Zealand Youth Squad in Match Racing and went on to complete many double-handed ocean races in New Zealand. Tom has experience in many racing boats including inshore and offshore in the TP52, and has delivered a number of yachts around the region.”
OneSails Brisbane is another recent addition to the group, situated in Deception Bay giving access to the Brisbane region including the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. Owners Russ and Luke both have extensive sailing experience with Russ being a National 5.2mt catamaran champion in the past and Luke being four times Queensland Formula 18 champion and one time National Formula 18 catamaran Champion. Their Multihull sails heavily feature in regatta wins and state and national titles top 10 finishes.
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