Doyle Sailmakers Dominates 2011 San Juan 21 North American Championship

Doyle San Juan 21 sails

Doyle Sailmakers was the dominant force in the 2011 San Juan 21 North American Championship held in Bridgeton, NC June 23-25. Only 5 boats out of the 21 boat fleet did not have at least a partial suit of sails developed and built by Doyle Inner Banks in Oriental, NC.

2011 San Juan 21 North American Championship, Working Division

The entire 9-boat All Sails Division was powered by Doyle sails as was the top 3 in the Working Sails Division. In addition to the local fleet stalwarts, 3 boats made the trek from Central Florida, 3 from Virginia, 2 from Lake Norman near Charlotte North Carolina, and 1 from South Carolina. One skipper and crew flew in from Seattle and sailed a chartered boat.

After a fine practice day on Thursday, racing commenced Friday morning in 12-15 knots of wind and bright sunshine, with the breeze building to 18 knots and gusting by the end of 4 great races. At the end of the day, there was a tie for first at 10 points and a tie for second at 15 points in the All Sails Division, with the Working Sails Fleet lined up in the more conventional manner.

After a fine Eastern Carolina pig-pickin’ dinner Friday night, anticipation was high for Saturday’s racing. Alas, the breeze had other plans and after trying for 3 ½ hours to set a fair course in a swirling and dying wind pattern, racing was called and the ties resolved on races completed.

Congratulations to Dan Bornarth and crew on Black Jack in the All Sails Division and Hans Lassen and crew on Road Runner in the Working Sails Division. Interestingly, Dan crewed with Hans last year to win the San Juan 21 Eastern Nationals in the Working Sails Division.

For more information on Doyle San Juan 21 sails, click here or contact Mark Weinheimer at Doyle Inner Banks – and let us get you up to speed.


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