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2012 St. Petersburg Power and Sail Boat Show

Stop by Doyle Sailmakers booth at the 2012 St Pete Boat Show

Doyle Sailmakers is in the Sail Tent, Booth 124

The 2012 St. Peterburg Power and Sail Boat Show is being held November 29-December 2, 2012 at

Be sure to stop by Doyle Sailmakers booth in the sail tent at booth 124.
Doyle Sailmakers is in the Sail Tent, Booth 124 at the 2012 St Pete Boat Show
November 29-December 2, 2012
Thur. Nov 29, 10am – 6pm
Fri. Nov 30, 10am – 6pm
Sat. Dec 1, 10am – 7pm
Sun. Dec 2, 10am – 5pm

SPECIAL OFFER: $2 Off each ticket purchased online.
Tickets $10 at the gate
“Kids Experience” Free admission for all children 15 and under
Tickets (cash only) are available from the Box Office.

The St Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show 2012 PDF map

J/70 2-Boat Sail Testing

Doyle Sailmakers’ One Design Team sail testing a pair of J/70s on Western Long Island Sound in preparation for Key West Race Week 2013 and the winter racing circuit.

Doyle One Design has been in high gear testing sail designs for the J/70. To ensure that Doyle J/70 sails are ready for the upcoming winter circuit, Jud Smith and the Doyle J/70 team utilized 3D modeling to design sails to fit the J/70 rig virtually.

This round of sail testing included Jud Smith, Mark Ploch, Paul Beaudin and Greg Marie from Doyle Sailmakers as well as Peter Duncan, Tom Blackwell, Andy Gilia, Luke Lawrence and Larry Suter.

The team 2-boat tested Doyle designs to determine the best Doyle design, then 2-boat tested the top Doyle design against existing J/70 sails including North Radian. The result – sails that tested faster than the competition over a 2-day session from ligh=e t to planing conditions.

With nearly 250 J/70s already sold, this class has quickly become the hottest new one design. The J/70 features a 22-foot waterline, high aspect rig, all carbon mast and boom.

Click here for more information on Doyle J/70 sails.

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Visit us at the US Sailboat Show!

Now in its 43rd year, the United States Sailboat Show, October 4 – 8, 2012, attracts more than 50,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world to the waterfront of historic Annapolis, Maryland.

Be sure to stop by the Doyle Sailmakers booth at stand A22 at the 43rd United States Sailboat Show. Mark Ploch will be on hand to answer any questions and speak with you about the latest in sail design. Ask him about the new J/70 sail designs!

Doyle StackPack

Ever used a StackPack?

Come to the Doyle booth and see for yourself why the Doyle StackPack is the simplest, easiest way to handle your mainsail.

Lower the sail and see how the StackPack’s integral sail cover allows the main to put itself away, enabling quick and easy covering of the sail without the need for sail ties.

Hope to see you at the show!

Visit the Show Before You Go

43rd United States Sailboat Show


Thursday October 4th to Monday October 8 2012

Thursday, VIP Preview Day Oct. 4, 2012 10 am – 6:00 pm
Friday Oct. 5, 2012 10 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 10 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday Oct. 7, 2012 10 am – 6:30 pm
Monday Oct. 8, 2012 10 am – 5:00 pm


City Dock and Harbor, Annapolis, Maryland

Buy Tickets Online

Ages Thursday, VIP Preview Day * Oct. 4 $35
Adult General Admission One Day Oct. 5 – 8 $17
Children General Admission One Day (7-12) Oct. 5 – 8 $4
Children 6 & Under Oct. 5 – 8 free
Two Day Combo Ticket Oct. 5 – 8 $29
Two Day VIP Combo Ticket (VIP plus one day) Oct. 4 – 8 $4