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Doyle Sails Dominate the Beneteau Classes in the San Diego NOOD Regatta

Perfect conditions 10-15kts and warm and sunny weather provided a great weekend of sailing in San Diego for the annual NOOD Regatta.

Mark Stratton and his Crew on the Beneteau-40.7 Laguno won all 6 races in the 40.7 class to take the win. Laguno used a complete set of Doyle Stratis ICE sails for the event including a New ICE Mainsail and ICE LM #1. All of the sails were made by Doyle Chicago, with John Baxter onboard to celebrate his birthday on Sunday with the clean sweep.

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New Stratis ICE Mainsail aboard Laguno.

New Stratis ICE Genoa aboard Lauguno.

New Stratis ICE Genoa aboard Laguno.

Bill Purdy and his Whirlwind Team made the trip to San Diego from the east coast. Bill chartered a Beneteau 36.7 and brought his Doyle sails out for the event. Bill used a brand New Doyle Stratis #1 made by Mark Ploch in at Doyle City Island. Bill also won every race in the event in the 9 boat Beneteau 36.7 Division.

Congratulations to both teams who sailed a fantastic regatta.

Grizzly Wins the 2013 Beneteau 36.7 North Americans

Doyle Sails Beneteau 36.7

Grizzly Leads Around the Top Mark

Sunday, September 8, 2013 (CHICAGO) – Chuck Bayer and his team on Grizzly put their hands on the 2013 Beneteau 36.7 North American trophy. While Grizzly was definitely a stand out at the event finishing 22 points ahead of Second Place finisher Peter and Dan Wright on Maggie Mae, the regatta was dominated by boats using Doyle Sails. In fact four different boats using Doyle Stratis sails won a total of 10 of the 11 races in conditions that ranged from 8-18 knots over the 4 days of racing.

Multiple Race winners include Peter and Dan Wright’s Maggie Mae, Chuck Bayer’s Grizzly, Ken Sharp’s Patriot, and Charlie Wurtzbach and Mike Bird’s FOG who won the last race. Many of the boats were using a combination of the Doyle Stratis ICE sails and our Standard Carbon/Technora Stratis Sails. Doyle sails were on well over ½ of the fleet.

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Winner of Day #1, finishing with a 1,1,2, Peter and Dan Wright’s Doyle Stratis ICE powered Maggie Mae getting ready to round the top mark.

Chuck Bayer, the skipper of Grizzly, said, “This feels great after 10 years of competing in these NACs. We’ve entered the last day with the lead three previous times and never pulled it out. It has been a long haul to get here but practice makes perfect,” Bayer said. “I have to say that I brought the best crew possible and they were the reason for our success. We’re all friends and they are just terrific. They do their jobs so well that I don’t even have to talk when we are racing. I’m just thrilled to finally get this win.”

Ken Sharp and his team on Patriot put on a brilliant performance on Day 3 to finish with a 1,3,1 on one of the shiftiest days of the regatta.

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Winner of Day #3 Ken Sharp and Doyle Stratis Powered Patriot leading off the pin.

Charlie Wurtzbach and Mike Birds Doyle Stratis powered FOG won Race #11 and that moved them into the 5th place podium spot.

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Charlie Wurtzbach and Mike Birds FOG Leading off the Pin with Regatta Winner Grizzly just to weather.

Over the last 10 years Doyle Sails has been the leader in the Beneteau 36.7 Class, and has the most extensive set up guide of any sailmaker. In addition Doyle continues to analyze the sails and develop them forward to insure our customers are getting the best sails and service possible.

To learn more about Doyle’s Beneteau 36.7 Sails and Tuning Guide, please visit here.

VIDEO: Racing Kicks Off in New England

Racing in New England kicked off this past weekend with several regattas in advance of the Newport-Bermuda Race starting this Friday.

NYYC 158th Annual Regatta

America’s oldest regatta, The New York Yacht Club’s 158th Annual Regatta, took place June 9-10, 2012 with a historical high of 133 boats registered. George Sakellaris’ Mini Maxi 72 Shockwave won two races and its class in IRC 1. “We had a conservative day,” said the boat’s captain and crew member Reggie Cole after today’s single race. “We just wanted to beat (George David’s) Rambler today, because that’s what we had to do to win, but it was just by happenstance that we also beat (Hap Fauth’s) Bella Mente. She blew out a spinnaker and we passed them to finish first.”

Past J/122 North American champion Mike Bruno and Tom Boyle (Irvington, N.Y.) won IRC 6 on his J/122 Wings. Jud Smith in his Taylor 45 Africa won IRC 4.

Corinthian Yacht Club Summerset Regatta

Congratulations to Doyle customers competing at the Corinthian Yacht Club Summerset Regatta. Gordon Hall’s IMX 40 Katabatic won Fleet A. Doyle customers in J/109s were 1-2 in Fleet B, with Christopher Zibailo’s Superstition taking the win, followed closely by Gary Weisberg’s Heat Wave. Carl Doane’s Peterson 34 Incentive finished 2nd in Fleet C, and Tom Tetrault’s Bristol 35.5 Facet won Fleet G.

Bob Hartl Spring Regatta

At the Bob Hartl Memorial Regatta hosted by the Constitution Yacht Club, Doyle customers took 1-2 in Class B and 1-3 in Class C. David Powers’ Beneteau 36.7 Agora and Chris Zibailo’s J/109 Superstition took 1-2 respectively in Class B. In Class C, Craig Speck’s Alerion 38 Vigor won the class, and Pat Cerundolo’s J/29 Il Cattivo came in 3rd.

Doyle Dominates 2009 Port Huron to Mackinac

At the 2009 85th sailing of the Port Huron to Mackinac Race, Doyle powered boats won 12 classes (Beneteau 36.7, J/120, NA 40, ORR A, IRC B, IRC C, IRC E, IRC F, Cruising A, B, C and D) and won 54% of the flags awarded. For unsurpassed shape retention and performance, contact your local Doyle loft!

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Division Place Yacht Name Owner
Beneteau 36.7 1st Patriot Ken Sharpe
2nd Weather Edge III Colton Weatherston
3rd Critical Claudio Martin
J 120 1st Carinthia Fred Rozelle
2nd Flyin’ Irish William Bresser
3rd Hot Ticket Robert Kirkman
NA 40 1st Seagoing John Seago
2nd Velero VII John Barbour
3rd On The Edge Mark Bevins
ORR A 1st Talisman Bruce Aikens
2nd Defiance Ken Flaska/Fred Detwiler*
IRC B 1st Eagle One Tim LaRiviere
2nd Nighthawk Chris Saxton
IRC C 1st George Bill Thomas
2nd Knot Yours Too Glen Drabant
3rd Sleeping Tiger Charlie Horner
J 35 / T 35 3rd Major Detail William Vogan
MULTIHULL 2nd Adagio Meade Gougeon
THUNDER BAY COURSE
IRC D 3rd Engager Paul Latham*
IRC E 1st Eliminator Paul Van Tol
2nd Limerick Darrell Cope
3rd Sea Fever Dean Balcirak
IRC F 1st Boomerang Matthew Schriner*
J 105 2nd Good Lookin’ Dean Walsh
Cruising A 1st Comfortably Numb Mark Miller*
2nd Dog Dayz Dan VandenBosshe
3rd Brandilee Steve Nadeau
Cruising B 1st Wind Toy IV Robert Bunn
3rd Saralysia Chester Kolascz
Cruising C 1st Miriah Michael Mahar
3rd Scrimshaw Richard Rumon
Cruising D 1st Unplugged Tim Clayson
2nd Yare John Tipp
3rd Days End Charles Blaty
OVERALL DIVISION IV-THUNDER BAY IRC
1st Eliminator Paul Van Tol
2nd Limerick Darrell Cope/Kevin Pearce
3rd Sea Fever Dean Balcirak
OVERALL DIVISION V-THUNDER BAY CRUISING PHRF
1st Wind Toy IV Robert Bunn
2nd Comfortably Numb Mark Miller*
3rd Dog Dayz Dan VandenBossche
4th Miriah Michael Mahar
5th Brandilee Steve Nadeau
6th Genesis Paul Lee

*partial inventory


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2009 Sperry Top-Sider Detroit NOOD Regatta

The Sperry Top-Side Detroit NOOD Regatta was hosted by the Bayview Yacht Club, May 29-31, 2009. Congratulations to Doyle customers for another strong performance in the 2009 NOOD Regatta!

Division Place Yacht Name Owner
Catalina 27 1st Moxie Michael Polgar
2nd Intense Relaxation Robert Duker
3rd Escape Bret Zimmerman
Cresent 2nd Mania David R. Keys
Express 27 3rd Das Boot Harald Kolter
Etchells 2nd Orange Whip Thomas Dawson
3rd La Tormenta Shannon Bush
J/120 1st Carinthia Frank Kern
2nd Hot Ticket Robert Kirkman
3rd Flyin’ Irish William Bresser
J/105 2nd Dirty Harry Harry Bloom
3rd Junto Morin and Rose
NA 40 1st Fast Tango Malcolm Prophit
2nd Velero VII John Barbour
3rd Seagoing John Seago
Ultimate 20 1st Honour Tac Boston
2nd Slippery Jim Pearson
3rd Wizz Van Sheppard
Level 123 1st Slapshot Tom Freeman
3rd Slo-poke Nikolas Lintunen
Beneteau 36.7 2nd First Today Gary Tisdale*
3rd Critical Claudio Martin
C&C 35 Mark 1 1st Gandalf Don Ragan
Cal 25 2nd Clytie Dale Marshall*
S2 7.9 1st Magic Joe/Jeff Pawlowski
3rd Relentless David Grover
*partial

2009 American Yacht Club Spring Series


The AYC Spring Series held on Long Island Sound, 91 boats were spread across 10 fleets. There were generally light winds both weekends. Congratulations to Doyle customers for winning the J/105, J/122, and Beneteau 36.7 classes.

The J/105 Class had the largest turn-out with 21 boats. Damian Emery and team Eclipse sailed Eclipse very well in the highly variable conditions to win overall.

Finally, the J/122 Class of 5 boats were shown their way around the course more often than not by perennial campaigner Andrew Weiss and his capable team aboard Christopher Dragon, comfortably winning by a six point margin. Mike Bruno’s Wings hung in for 2nd.

In a tight fleet of 7 boats with only 1 point separating each of the top 4 boats, Bill Purdy and crew on Whirlwind won the Beneteau 36.7 Class.

Complete Results

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Doyle Dominates J/122 & Beneteau 36.7 Classes at American Yacht Club Fall Series

Doyle sails dominated the new J/122 class at the American Yacht Club Fall Series, finishing 1-2-3. Barry Gold’s J/122 Sundari with a new Doyle main and VMG spinnaker squeaked out a win over Doyle powered Christopher Dragon and Patriot.

The Doyle dominance continued in the Beneteau 36.7 class with Crossbow, Resolute and Whirlwind taking all the silver.

American Yacht Club Fall Series Final Results