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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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Wurtzbach and Mike Birds Doyle Stratis powered FOG won Race #11 and that moved them into the 5th place podium spot.
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.
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.
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!
|COVE ISLAND COURSE|
|Beneteau 36.7||1st||Patriot||Ken Sharpe|
|2nd||Weather Edge III||Colton Weatherston|
|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|
|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|
|THUNDER BAY COURSE|
|IRC D||3rd||Engager||Paul Latham*|
|IRC E||1st||Eliminator||Paul Van Tol|
|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|
|Cruising B||1st||Wind Toy IV||Robert Bunn|
|Cruising C||1st||Miriah||Michael Mahar|
|Cruising D||1st||Unplugged||Tim Clayson|
|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|
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!
|Catalina 27||1st||Moxie||Michael Polgar|
|2nd||Intense Relaxation||Robert Duker|
|Cresent||2nd||Mania||David R. Keys|
|Express 27||3rd||Das Boot||Harald Kolter|
|Etchells||2nd||Orange Whip||Thomas Dawson|
|3rd||La Tormenta||Shannon Bush|
|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|
|Ultimate 20||1st||Honour||Tac Boston|
|Level 123||1st||Slapshot||Tom Freeman|
|Beneteau 36.7||2nd||First Today||Gary Tisdale*|
|C&C 35 Mark 1||1st||Gandalf||Don Ragan|
|Cal 25||2nd||Clytie||Dale Marshall*|
|S2 7.9||1st||Magic||Joe/Jeff Pawlowski|
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.
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.