Doyle 1-2 at 2012 Etchells Australian Championship

2012 Etchells Australian Championship

Congratulations to Australian team of David Clark, Andrew Smith and Alan Smith for winning the Zhik 2012 International Etchells Class Australian Championship. In second place was Jud Smith, Mark Johnson and Nik Burfoot. While the 61-boat fleet was stacked with talent, the top 2 teams were powered by Doyle Etchells sails.

As well as supplying sails to winning boats, Doyle personnel have a strong pedigree within the Etchells fleet. Doyle sailmakers and designers are well represented on the Etchells World Championship winners’ roster.

Jud Smith, head of Doyle Sailmakers One Design department, was the 2006 Etchells World Champion and has won the Etchells US Championships six times.

Doyle South East Queensland’s Bucky Smith won the Etchells World Championship in 2009, and Doyle Lake Macquarie’s Peter McNeill won the World Championship in 2004.

Doyle lofts from around the world are fortunate to have access to the sail designs from these winning teams. Open communication between lofts internationally ensures that up-to-date feedback on the latest designs and technology is available to all lofts in the Doyle group. Bucky Smith and Peter McNeill are particularly active in the development of Etchells sails for Australian conditions.

With the 2012 Etchells Worlds being sailed out of Sydney’s Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron February 20-25, 2012, Doyle’s Rushcutters Bay loft is ideally placed to service any sails that need attention.

Bucky Smith, Peter McNeill and Jud Smith will all be competing in the 2012 Etchells Worlds.

Call Doyle Australia on 02 9361 4836 or email to service(at) to arrange free pick up and redelivery.

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