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Sailing Bags from the World's Oldest Sailmaker

"There is only one standard of work in this loft and that is the very best". T.W Ratsey exclaimed in 1833. And since 1790 Ratsey and Lapthorn have been making the world's finest sails for some of the world's finest yachts in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

 

With all the skill and craftsmanship that goes into their world renowned sails they have started to put into their bags. Sailmaking fabrics and threads are utilised and age old techniques passed down through the generations in the Ratsey 'Loft'. Each bag is individually made with the same expertise and craftsmanship that goes into their sails.

 

George Rogers Ratsey established Ratsey Sails established in 1790 and in 1800 they were commisioned to create the new sails for Lord Nelson's HMS Victory. The fore tail sails remain at the Navel Musuem in Portsmouth. James Lapthorn established Lapthorn Sailmakers a few years later in 1825 in Gosport. From 1870 onwards both Ratsey and Lapthorn as separate companies vied to supply the British Americas Cup team with their sails. Seeing the advantage of working together Ratsey and Lapthorn merged to form one company in 1889. In 1902 they opened a sail loft in New York and began supplying both the British and American teams in the Americas Cup. But with the invention of synthetic sails and the complete change in Americas Cup yachts the New York loft closed in 1982 . With such a long history they are rightly proud to guarantee their bags for life.

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  • yellow large tote bag made in UK canvas bag sailing bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Large Yellow Ratsey Tote

    £200
  • ratsey and lapthorn medium yellow tote made in UK
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Medium Yellow Ratsey Tote

    £175
  • ratsey and lapthorn sand large tote bag made in UK canvas bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Large Sand Ratsey Tote

    £200
  • medium ratsey sand tote bag canvas bag made in UK
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Medium Sand Ratsey Tote

    £175
  • navy tote bag ratsey and lapthorn navy tote bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Large Navy Ratsey Tote

    £200
  • ratsey and lapthorn navy tote made in UK canvas sailing abg
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Medium Navy Ratsey Tote

    £175
  • rasteu and lapthorn natural large tote made in Uk canvas bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Large Natural Ratsey Tote

    £200
  • medium natural ratsey tote made in Uk canvas bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Medium Natural Ratsey Tote

    £175
  • sand coloured shoulder tote made in UK
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Sand Shoulder Tote

    £255
  • Ratsey and lapthorn navy shoulder tote made in Uk bag from scottish canvas and BRITISH LEATHER
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Navy Shoulder Tote

    £255
  • British made beach bag ratsey and lapthorn yellow beach bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Yellow Beach Bag

    £150
  • Ratsey and lapthorn sand beach bag canvas tote bag in beige made in Uk
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Sand Beach Bag

    £150
  • ratsey and lapthorn navy beach bag made in Uk canvas tote bag in blue
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Navy Beach Bag

    £150
  • Ratsey and lapthorn blue beach bag canvas tote made in Uk
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Blue Beach Bag

    £150
  • Ratsey and lapthorn black beach bag made in Uk canvas tote bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Black Beach Bag

    £150
  • made in Uk red beach bag ratsey and lapthorn
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Red Beach Bag

    £150
  • sand measurers bag ratsey and lapthorn made in Uk bag being carried by man in white shirt
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Sand Measurers Bag

    £350
  • ratsey and lapthorn navy measures bag made in UK canvas bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Navy Measurers Bag

    £350
  • black british made canvas measurers bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Black Measurers Bag

    £350
  • Ratsey and lapthorn large sand duffel bag made in UK canvas bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Large Sand Duffel Bag

    £375
  • Ratsey and lapthorn large sand duffel bag made in UK canvas bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Medium Sand Duffle Bag

    £350
  • classic duffel bag in navy made in UK canvas duffel bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Large Navy Duffel Bag

    £375
  • classic duffel bag in navy made in UK canvas duffel bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Medium Navy Duffel Bag

    £350
  • large balck dufel bag ratsey and lapthoprn canvas sialing bag in black made in Uk
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Large Black Duffel Bag

    £375
  • medium black duffel
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Medium Black Duffel Bag

    £350
  • large sail cloth duffel bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Large Sand & Sail Cloth Duffel Bag

    £400
  • medium sail duffel bag sailing canvas kit bag
    Ratsey & Lapthorn

    Medium Sand & Sail Cloth Duffel Bag

    £375