contact Cygnus sails, tel +44 1536 516779, email

Welcome to Cygnus Sails - Sailmakers Of High Quality Sailing School Sails and Sail & Kite Repair Specialists. 

Cygnus is widely recognised as one of the UK's leading watersports and extreme sports specialists.

Opening Times:

Mon to Thurs. 9.30 -5.00

Friday 9.30- 2.00

Sat.10.00 to 2.00

It is a good idea to give us a call if you are making a long journey as we do sometimes have to close early.

Bank Holidays .Please call first as we do close some Bank Holidays.

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Operating since 1975, our reputation has been built on providing expert advice, a fantastic product line and the highest quality sail repairs available.

We don’t just sell watersports WE LIVE THEM. Testing and using what we sell, we’re able to offer you the best product ranges and credible, independent advice.

If you are in or around Kettering pop into our store for a chat and see our impressive range. Alternatively browse our website and buy online. We’ve tried to put useful but concise information with our products. If you still need to know more and would like a personal opinion, drop us a line.

Cygnus are specialists in Stand up paddle boards, windsurfing, kitesurfing, traction kiting, dinghy sailing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, surfing, snorkelling and are probably the largest sail and kite repair and service centre in the UK.

Cygnus has built a first class reputation for the best sail and kite repairs in the UK. We have the best sewing machines available and have over 30 years sailmaking experience. We aim for a fast and reliable service. Most insurance companys recommend us-including Noble Insurance,Newton Crum and Viking. For more information see the REPAIRS section on the home page.

If you see or have any problems with the website drop us an e-mail.

* Cygnus has a policy to endeavour to help protect the environment, both land and sea. We support Fair Trade and Surfers Against Sewage and where possible have a policy to recycle materials. We will therefore where possible re-use your packaging and despatch items in recycled packaging.

We have now moved to a new loft and shop,the loft is more able to cope with the amount of repairs we have. We continue to offer a fast and reliable sail,kite and windsurfing sail repair service. We keep in stock all the materials required to repair all the range of Laser,RS,49er,29er and Topper sails as well as a vast range windsurfing and kite repair materials. Cygnus have also invested in some of the latest sewing machines to improve quality and production.


Since moving to our new  premises Cygnus has expanded into other areas of service.

Our SCHOOL SAILS are now regarded as some of the most durable sails available to schools and are used both here and abroad.

We offer a complete rigging service, and have invested in Roller Swaging Machinery that will splice up to 8mm and we still offer Talurit Splicing and U S approved Nicro Swaging.

Our Rope Rigging section is also an area we have expanded,we are able to splice 3 Strand and Braided ropes as well as tapering Main Jib and Spinnacker sheets,We also do contract wire and rope rigging for Stairs, Decking and Balustrade areas and also for the Marine Trade and Sailing Schools, You will find our rigging prices very competitive.

With the ever increasing work load we have taken on the services of Beverly,her machining skills are superb,and is also  a very skilled Upholsterer.Cygnus is now able to offer exterior quality Upholstery using only the best marine acrylic canvas.

If you have any enquiries with regard to any of our services please give us a cll on  01536516779 


Carriage is inclusive on UK orders.

No Payment will be taken from your card until the goods are ready for despatch.

Returns are excepted.

Insurance: If you are looking for insurance or need to claim please visit;


News: Cygnus now distribute the Kanu Lock/ SPT lockable tiedown straps in the UK.

You can veiw this great product in our catalogue.Trade enquiries welcome.

News: Special offers on Flexifoil Sting and Blade call us on 01536 516779!

News: We are now selling the Open Bic Boat click "HERE" to find out

News: Try this link for watersports.

News: The Stand Up Paddle Board School /Club And Hire. We have now been teaching for 3 years from our site at Middle Nene Sailing Club in Thrapston,what a great venue with access to the River Nene as well. We are still paddling through the winter and will start teaching when it warms up a bit.We will keep you posted.We are stocking - Red Inflatable Boards, Starboard,Na Skwell,Naish, NSP,Bic for more information call Richard on 01536516779

News: Cygnus now have a sister company Asante Designs. Asante Designs Manufacture contract furniture for example operator chairs,restaurant chairs and tables.We are also able to do marine uphostery and camper van cushions and beds,we only use the best quality materials and are able to offer fire retardent fabrics, for more information cal 01536511169.

News: Sail Shades; Cygnus produce and install if required custom sail shades in Mesh, Acrylic Canvas and Heavy Duty PVC.


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