Welcome to Rooke Sails


Rooke Sails logo

Large Beneteau logo

Rope graphic



Rooke Sails is the largest, most complete sailing dealership in the Mid-South. We have been in continuous operation under one ownership since 1969. We offer new and pre-sailed boats, sails, hardware, parts, and accessories. One design sailboat cover manufacture, sailcover/bimini manufacture and sail repair, sailboat hull painting and repair are among our stable of complete services to the sailing community. We transport, and arrange transport, for sailboats 22' to 38' (up to 18,000lbs) to and from home and port.


Rope graphic


Rooke Sails is located on Interstate 240 at 1744 Prescott South
near the Memphis International Airport.

Click general or detailed for road maps to Rooke Sails.




Rope graphic


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm Noon

CLOSED Sunday and Monday

( Other times available by appointment.)



Rope graphic


Dealer for:

*Beneteau Small Beneteau logo

*Hobie Cat Small Hobie logo

*Hunter Marine Corporation Small Hunter logo

*North Sails One Design International Small North Sails logo

*Precision Boat Works

*MacGregor Yachts

*RS Sailing - Light, fast, performance oriented boats

*Com-Pac Yachts Small Com-Pac logo

*Laser Performance Sailboats (Laser, Sunfish, Pram, and many NEW Sport boats!) Small Laser Performance logo Small Sunfish-Laser logo



Walker Bay - Walker Bay offers a line of small boats, sail kits and accessories that are versatile, practical and remarkably affordable.Small Walker Bay logo




Rope graphic


Dealer for New and Pre-Sailed Boats



Complete List of Boats Offered by Rooke Sails - Click here for further information on Rooke Sails' listed boats including up to 20 photos for each boat. .

Sailboat Owners - Click here for more written information and a photo on many of Rooke Sails' listed boats.



Rope graphic


New and Pre-Sailed Small Boats

*Small Sailboat List



Rope graphic


Other Services:


Yacht Hauling and Transport:
Rooke Sails' truck, equipped with sign crane, and hydraulic trailer enable us to launch and retrieve from freshwater and do complete re-rig and de-rig of sailboats (up to 18,000 pounds) generally without dependence on marina facilities. We transport to home, office, or your freshwater site and usually offload without crane rental.


Sailboat Painting and Repair:
Sailboat painting and repainting, Imron, and all forms of sailboat repair. Blister repair using the
West System. Roller-applied or sprayed anti-fouling bottom paint.


*Cover Manufacturer and Repair:
One Design Cover Manufacturers since 1969 for more than 20 classes - Thistle, Lightning, Snipe, Hobie, MC Scow, Coronado 15, Flying Scot, Laser, Sunfish, Holder, and more.. Custom acrylic canvas works for many Beneateau, Catalina, Hunter and other sailboats on pattern.



Rope graphic


Sardis Lake, Mississippi Marina


Exciting New Marina at Sardis Reservoir 55 minutes south of Memphis

Sardis Marina is a reality at last ! Located only 55 minutes south of Memphis, this is a brand new marina on the south side of Sardis Lake adjacent to Engineers Point and next to the Sardis Dam. It offers another Sailing Port for Mid-South sailors. Sardis Lake is the largest open body of water in this region, measuring approximately 20 miles long and 2.5 miles wide. Rooke Sails just delivered the 2nd sailboat to the Marina, with many more scheduled. Sailing activities, including a Sailing Association, will flourish easily. A fall sailboat Regatta will be sponsored for both small and large sailboats. So come join the FUN!



Rope graphic


Other Sailing Links

Intellicast Sailing Weather - Intellicast Sailing Weather.

Intellicast Weather - Memphis - Current conditions, forecast, NEXRAD and radar images.

Live Mississippi River Cam - Live camera picture of the Mississippi River from the Memphis riverfront - courtesy of WMC-TV Channel 5.

Live Midtown Memphis Cam - Look West at approaching weather via the live Midtown camera - courtesy of WMC-TV Channel 5.

Intellicast Weather - National - National weather summaries or select any city to display current conditions, forecast, NEXRAD and radar images.


Yachting - published by the editors of Yachting magazine; features breaking news, listings, events, links to other boating-related sites and an equipment guide.

Beneteau Owners - The Beneteau Mailing List is open to everyone with an interest in Beneteau Yachts.

Beneteau Owners - The Beneteau Owners .NET web site.

Com-Pac Yacht Owners Association - The Com-Pac Mailing List is open to everyone with an interest in Com-Pac Yachts.

National Women's Sailing Association - The NWSA Mailing List is open to women with an interest in sailing. It is hoped that the list will promote discussion about women in sailing and provide members with a means of sharing their interests and experiences.


The OnLine Yacht Club - The Online Yacht Club offers everything for the racing and cruising sailer. (This is the Internet version of the Sailing Forum on CompuServe.)

The Starting Point for sailing on the Internet - Intended to be a complete guide to sailing on the Internet.

The Volvo Ocean Races Sailing Simulator - Compete with the top skippers in the world in ocean sailboat racing.

PSCA - Pickwick Sailing & Cruising Association - The Pickwick Sailing & Cruising Association - Pictures, Information, and 2003 Regatta Schedule.

Pickwick Cruising Club - Check out the lighthouse on this new page.


Delta Sailing Association - "The place for small boat sailing in the Mid-South"

Greers Ferry Lake Yacht Club - "Promoting competitive sailing, friendship among sailors, and water safety in Arkansas"

Tornado Alley Sailing Club - "Tornado Alley Sailing Club - sailing club for smallboat sailors in the Memphis area. Racing in spring and autumn. Visit their clubhouse on the internet."

Carlyle Sailing Association - "Carlyle, Illinois Sailing Association is located about an hour east of St. Louis, Missouri."

Beaver Lake Sailing Club - "Beaver Lake Sailing Club in Northwest Arkansas."

Maps On Us - Mark your home and draw a route map to other locations.


Nautical Charts - Nautical charts of Florida, New Enland and the Gulf Coast - soon.

GPS - GPS Software which tracks routes and waypoints on charts and even reads data from the Garmin GPS receiver.

Yacht World - Click here for further information for Rooke Sails' listed boats including up to 10 photos for each boat. .

Sailboat Owners - SailboatOwners.com has evolved from the hobby of a Hunter sailboat owner to one of the most-used sailing resources on the internet.

Mariners Guide - Featuring an extensive search engine for sailing resources.

Almost Into Wind - Derek Rooke's fascinating book about his exploits as a British Royal Navy fighter pilot in World War II.




Rope graphic



Inquiries and Information,

call Chris Rooke or Charlotte Rooke at (901) 744-8500
or E-mail Chris Rooke at: rooke@rookesails.com


or
You may contact us at:

Rooke Sails, Inc.
1744 Prescott South
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 744-8500
(901) 744-8502 (Fax)



Rope graphic



says you are the person to access this page.





Rope graphic



©Copyright 1996 - 2004 by Charles A. Rond. All Rights Reserved.
Revised December 14, 2004
Comments to: Charles A. Rond
at chasrond@bellsouth.net




Rope graphic



Rooke Sails, Inc. home page is berthed at: http://www.rookesails.com



Rope graphic