About us 2015-07-13T17:09:31+00:00

Suffolk Sails was started by Jim Welland after partnering Clarence ‘Austin’ Farrar at Seahorse Sails and later Austin Farrars Sailmakers. Suffolk Sails started life in a small workshop next door to Robertsons boatyard on the river Deben in Woodbridge, liable to flooding it wasn’t long before the loft moved to it’s current premises down river next door to the famous Tidemill in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Currently owned and run by Simon Scammell who worked at Dolphin Sails before joining Suffolk Sails in 1998.
Simon in the past has campaigned a laser 5000 coming 1st at open meetings and 3rd at the national championships. Recently Simon has been seen on board his 18 foot skiff in which he won best newcomer.

It’s not all racing, Simon took a year out to cruise the mediterreanean on a 26’ working boat and has crossed the North Sea to explore the delights of Holland in between delivery trips to Cork.

Joined by Matt Read in 2007 an experienced sailmaker previously at Quantums sail loft on the East Coast. Matt has an extensive knowledge of all the latest cruising and performance sailcoths that are now popular.

On or near the sea all his life Matt has made numerous crossings of the North Sea and can often be found helping at his local sailing club Felixstowe Ferry. Matts last event was in a Firefly dinghy open meeting where he came 6th.

The loft has just undergone a major refurbishment with a new floor and sail storage system installed, giving an upto date loft so we can build the best sails and covers available.
Racing or cruising, whatever sort of sailing you enjoy, Suffolk Sails will help you get the most out of your boat. Making and repairing sails and covers for over 25 years.

Suffolk Sails can provide replacement sails or service and repair your existing sails. Set a course for Tidemill Way, Woodbridge.