Hayes worked as a sailmaker in Ireland for five years under Des McWilliam. He then worked in New York on the east coast for UK Sailmakers for four years and also in Hong Kong.
In 2017, Hayes purchased the sailing loft from McWilliam and today is the director of UK Sails Ireland.
Interestingly, the Cork Harbour based sailmaker is planning to split the RStGYC talk in half. The first session is on sail trim and the second half deals with deck gear, winches, servicing and maintenance plus layout with a hands-on workshop showing how to correctly and easily service winches.
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