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UK Sailmakers


UK Sailmakers Ireland

UK Sailmakers Ireland brings modern professional sailmaking to Irish Sailing.​ Formerly known as McWilliam Sailmakers; the company was started 52 years ago to bring the latest technology to Irish sailors - we continue this mission today.

Under new leadership in 2018; our loft is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of all Irish sailors. ​As sailmakers, we do not just design sails for boats. We design and build sails for your boat. Our extensive and versatile product line allows us to produce sails to suit your requirements and expectations.   

​As a core loft within the UK Sailmakers Group, we are uniquely placed to draw from a worldwide pool of knowledge and experience - these ties have been recently strengthened with the return of Barry Hayes and Claire Morgan from Hong Kong. ​Barry held a key role in our primary production facility on Hong Kong Island for the past fifteen years. With their return comes a renewed focus on technology R&D on Irish waters.  

​With a wide variety of sailing conditions and an impressive pool of talent, the Irish cruiser racing fleet is the ideal testbed for new technologies.​ 

​As with all things in sailing; the secrets will be closely guarded - but for the first time in decades Irish sailors will be at the forefront of sail technology development.​

Although much has changed; some constants remain. The same great sail and customer service we have provided in the past will continue, as does our commitment and passion for growing the sport of sailing all over the country. 

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Barry Hayes

Owner of UK Sailmakers Ireland, Barry Hayes has sailed all over the globe for the past 30 years. This inherent proficiency of water, wind, and tides combined with an avid appetite for all things to do with boat racing gives a welcome breath of knowledge to any boat owner and/or skipper. sail wardrobe for what you and your boat would like to achieve.

Mobile: +353 ( 87) 7112312


Sigma 33 Sails

Sigma 33 OOD Racing No 1 Genoa
Sigma 33 Cruising
Sigma 33 OOD Racing Main with 2 Reefs
Sigma 33 Cruising
Sigma 33 OOD Racing
S2 Spinnaker
Sigma 33 Cruising
A3 Spinnaker

Sail Pack- Viewer

Free sail-design presentation project viewer.

With SailPack-Viewer, open the presentation file created by your sail designer and view your personally designed sails from any angle and with multiple rendering options.

This software is designed to run in a PC environment using Windows 2000 (win2k) or higher (XP, Vista, Seven, 8, 10).

For Norton antivirus users: the downloaded file may raise a 'WS.Reputation.1' warning. We suggest you to turn off the 'Download intelligence' feature of Norton, for the time needed to download the file.

UK Sails Tuning Guide

Measurements and guidance on how to set up your mast and forestay, and how to get the best of your Sigma 33 OOD UK Sails . Target speeds and polars listed 

Contact Details

UK Sailmakers Ireland

Hoddersfield Mill


County Cork

P43 EY26

Republic of Ireland

Tel: +353 21 4831505

Fax: +353 21 4831700


Wales Agent for UK Sailmakers Ireland

The Boatshed Sailmakers
Unit 13, Dinas Boat Storage
Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, LL56 4RX
Tel: 01248 679939 or 01758 613266

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