Essence 33 delivered in USA

Essence 33 delivered in USA

The sleek lines of the Essence 33, developed by Yagt B.V. from a classic Hoek Design have allowed Ceilidh Composite Technologies to prove their passion for product development. The detailing of the spars has been completed together with Michel Hof of Essence Yachts, looking at every fitting to improve design and functionality. Internal retrieval lines to take up the slack, simple solutions for lazy-jacks and clean stainless steel fittings have been designed specially for this project. Recently Michel completed delivery of boat number 6 in Greenport, USA. This is the second set of spars that Ceilidh has supplied, and with 2 more sets on order the development and quest for the optimal product remains unabated.

Price increase 01-02-2018

Having been able to keep our advice retail prices constant for the last year we are unfortunately faced with a significant price increase of our raw materials for the following year. We regret to inform our customers that as of 1st February 2018 all prices will be increasing by up to 5%. All current orders (pre 1st February) will be supplied at the offered prices.

Splash dinghy vang with control

Splash dinghy vang with control

Ceilidh Composite Technologies have again applied the company slogan ‘products that perform’ to a dinghy class. A new vang system for the Splash class where many sailors have difficulties releasing the vang at the windward mark, resulting in frequent capsizes in stronger winds. The vang is based on two carbon plates rotating on each other, with a Spinlock PX cam cleat to improve performance and ensure a quick and easy release of the vang when needed.

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HIT Masts Pro success

Congratulations to Pieter Jan Postma (NED) on his Bronze medal at a challenging Finn Gold Cup recently. Sailing with our latest design of the Finn mast PRO his superior boat speed helped in the shifty conditions at the event. Also our congratulations to Rafa Trujillo (ESP) who won every race at the Finn Masters World Championships in Torbole sailing with our PRO design. Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) was a worthy second with a HIT Mast Classic scoring 2 points more than Trujillo over the series.

The new design introduces major changes to the bend curve and dynamic working of the mast. While still in the test phase, the results show that the HIT mast PRO designed and manufactured by Ceilidh Composite Technologies is performing as planned, giving more control upwind with added power downwind.

2016 Finn Class European Championships

2016 Finn Class European Championships

With one day to go and the possibility of only the medal race to sail Pieter-Jan Postma (NED 842) is in a good position in the total classification. This winter Ceilidh Composite Technologies has further developed the HIT Masts finn dinghy mast with some significant changes to the overall dynamics of the mast-sail combination. Further news will follow from the seller of the HIT Mast Finn dinghy masts Dinghy Racing Centre.

To follow the last day of the 2016 Finn Class European Championships you can best use the tag #finneuros on Twitter or search ‘Finn_class’ on Facebook.

Results are here 2016 European Championships


We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2016.

Our offices and factory are closed from 23-12-2015 through to 04-01-2016.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Raisena – Norfolk Broads Cruiser

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The new mast for ‘Raisena’ was built in the first few months of 2015. Towering 25 metres above the waterline, this rig was specially designed and engineered by New-Zealander Chris Mitchell for Ceilidh Composite Technologies. Raisena is sailed on the Norfolk Broads in the UK where light winds, narrow channels and high reed along the river banks makes for challenging designs. This rig is immense, but has a section dimension of 192*103mm, the same size as one would normally find in a mast of 18 metres.

New website

Welcome to the new website of Ceilidh Composite Technologies. This site has been made in the newest version of WordPress to provide viewers with a short introduction to the many possibilities that Ceilidh can offer. Please excuse us if some pages do not work well at the moment, we decided to upload the website instead of leaving the old site with its ‘strange’ pages online!