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Doyle Grey and J70 Italian Nationals Win

Although award announcers proclaimed an “unexpected outcome” for US J70 team, Relative Obscurity, at this past weekend’s 55 boat Italian Nationals, Doyle Sailmakers was not surprised. The scratch sheet was chalk full of competitive teams, including most of the top teams from the San Francisco Worlds and top teams of Europe and South America, but Peter Duncan and his team chipped away each of day in perfect racing conditions of 6-14 knots for the win. They were easy to spot, championing Doyle Grey sails amidst a sea of white.

Doyle Grey amidst a sea of white

The reasoning behind Doyle’s new grey sails is mostly a need for a faster, stronger headsail for the J70. The J70 is a one design class limited to one jib to be used for the entire wind range, from 1 to 30+ knots. We approached Dimension Polyant in hopes of creating the best performing and most durable radial jib cloth, and are extremely pleased with the results. The grey finish has the absolute lowest stretch of any woven radial polyester cloth available. This cloth is strong, not only in the warp, but in every direction, similar to a premium laminate. With the ambition of reducing stretch, we also wanted to distinguish our sails, not just in results, but also in a color that is physically easier on the eyes.

No Stretch Grey Finish Doyle Jib

Doyle One Design does not cut corners and puts the needs of our customers first.  We know that J70 jibs take a beating and decided to go stronger, creating a fabric that will last a season of hard use in all conditions, without compromising shape. That is why we only offer one jib design that will perform in any location or condition. The J70 Doyle J6 jib design is the same one which previously won San Diego North Americans and assisted podium finishes at the San Francisco Worlds and UK Europeans.  We developed a high clew for in-hauling to ten degrees from the get-go, while our competitors are just catching on.

Doyle Grey J70 sails winning Newport Regatta against US teams

Our J70 Main design has similarly been ahead of the learning curve, keeping it simple with a cross cut main from the beginning. Since the 2015 La Rachelle Worlds, our M2 main design has had proven results, with a few construction and shape refinements. The Doyle J70 main has reduced mast bend and less luff curve, which allows the mast to support the headstay better in high wind speeds. In this regard, our main design compliments our jib design and is also currently being produced with a durable Doyle Grey finish. Our J70 sails are results driven, but after seeing some pictures; we are excited the Doyle Grey is also aesthetically pleasing.

Peter Duncan won Newport Regatta with Doyle Grey sails

 

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