Posts Tagged ‘J/109’

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.

2012 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week

Shockwave wins IRC Division 2012 Charleston Race Week

Shockwave wins IRC Division 2012 Charleston Race Week

The 2012 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week was held April 19-22. In its 16th year, Charleston Race Week was the biggest it has ever been – with 257 boats.

George Sakellaris’ Mini Maxi Shockwave with a full Doyle Stratis inventory won the IRC division at the 2012 Charleston Race Week, winning 7 of the 8 races. At 72-feet, Shockwave is the largest boat to date to enter Charleston Race Week and benefited greatly from Doyle’s in-depth CFD analysis.

In the first ever 40-boat Viper 640 fleet, Doyle finished 1-2. Jason Carroll and team on Argo sailed a great event to win the class, with Doyle’s Brad Boston and team on Jackpot finishing in 2nd. This is the 3rd year in a row that Doyle sails have powered the winner of the Viper 640 Class at Charleston Race Week.

Doyle sails dominated the Ultimate 20 class with all boats powered by Doyle sails. Keith Ziegler just beat out BJ Jones to finish 1-2. Ziegler and Jones finished with 11 and 12 points respectively, trading 1st and 2nd place finishes in each race.

Jay Rhame's Viper 640

Congratulations to Gary Weisberg and team on J/109 Heat Wave for their 2nd place finish in the PHRF C Division.

All the winning Doyle Sails were designed and crafted in North America. Call your local Doyle loft and start winning.


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Back to Back Mackinacs

Doyle Sails powered John Barbour‘s Velero VII to 2nd in the NA40 division of the 84th Bayview Yacht Club Port Huron to Mackinac Race and to win the Chicago-Mackinac Trophy Division in the 100th running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.

Doyle customers won 11 classes in the Bayview to Mackinac Race: C&C 35 (Regardless), Cruising B (Solutions), Cruising C (Momentum), Cruising D (Days End), IRC C (Sagitta), IRC D (Blitz), IRC F (Eliminator), IRC G (Rebel), J/105 (Junto), J/120 (Flyin’ Irish), NA 40 (Montombi).

In the Chicago Mackinac Race, Doyle customers won the following classes: Beneteau 36.7 (Karma), J/109 (Zeitgeist), J/120 (Carinthia), Section 4 (Power Tripp) and Section 7 (Velero VII). This is the 4th time in 5 years that Karma has won the 36.7 class of the Chicago Mackinac Race. And, the 2nd time in as many years that Zeitgeist won the J/109 class.

When you are ready to put in a winning performance, contact your local Doyle loft.

Zeitgeist Wins 2008 Chicago NOOD

Congratulations to Robert and Dr. Cornelia Zerban for being named the overall winners of the 2008 Chicago NOOD. There were 267 boats in 15 fleets that competed at the regatta in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Zerbans in Zeitgeist was the boat to beat in the J/109 class, finishing with only 18 points.

“It’s such an amazing feeling and an honor to be named the winners of this regatta,” said Robert Zerban. “We had a such a great time in Chicago and we couldn’t have accomplished what we did without the help of our excellent crew.”

As the overall winner, the Zerbans have the opportunity to compete in the 2008 NOOD Regatta Championships in the British Virgin Islands in November aboard Sunsail 39s against the overall winners from each of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD regattas.

During the Regatta, the Zerbans used a full inventory of Doyle Stratis up-wind sails including a new mainsail and new AP Class Jib addition to their three year old Doyle Spinnakers, which are still lightening fast.

In 3rd place was Len Segil’s Lucky Dubbie who has also made the switch to Doyle for the 2008 Season.

In the Beneteau 36.7 class, tied for second was Program and Split Decision, with Program winning the tiebreaker. Well over half of the 18 boat class were powered by Doyle sails.

In the Beneteau 40.7 fleet, Dave Hardy and Team Turning Point won the class using Doyle Stratis headsails and Doyle spinnakers. Congratulations to Team Turning Point on a well deserved victory.

Phil Dowd’s Inferno finished 3rd in the Farr 40 Class with Doyle’s Richard Bouzaid on board. Inferno had a new Stratis Carbon Main, Code 1, and Code 2.

In the GL-70 Class: Lance Smotherman’s Details placed 3rd with Doyle’s Karl Kuspa on board. Details used new Doyle Stratis sails.

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Hot One-Designs and Great Cruising Boats

By John Baxter, Doyle Chicago

Warren Levin's new Beneteau 36.7 Program

Having just won his class in the 2004 Sydney-Hobart Race on the IMX-40 Nips-n-Tux, loft manager John Baxter returned from Sydney, Australia, directly to the Strictly Sail Boat Show in Chicago. On display in the center of the boatshow was Warren Levin’s new Beneteau-36.7 Program. Over the years Warren has campaigned many successful boats named Program, including a C&C 40 and, most recently, a Farr 40. Levin’s newest boat is part of the rapidly growing fleet of 36.7’s in the Great Lakes—Chicago is now home to over 20 of these boats. During the boatshow a few more 36.7’s were sold, including one to Sue and Jack Hogan, whose As You Wish will be fitted with Doyle sails for the upcoming season. Doyle Sailmakers provides sails to half of the Beneteau-36.7 fleet, and 2005 looks to be an exciting season for our customers!

In another growing one-design class, the J/109, Doyle Chicago is building two complete inventories for two brand-new boats and adding new sails to three other boats. The J/109 fleet will have nine boats competing this summer.

In April John Baxter headed to Antigua to sail on Fritz Duda’s Oyster-68 Viking IV in the Annual Oyster Regatta. Viking IV is fitted with a Doyle Crescent Cut Swing Batten mainsail and a Doyle genoa.

On the cruising front, John McTigue reports that the sails on his Farr 50 Pilot House have held up extremely well, and he has enjoyed his winter in the Caribbean. At the same time, Rich Dickson’s well-traveled Hinckley 60 Chimera has made it back to St. John after a three-year stint cruising the Med. For this summer Rich is taking delivery of some new sails for his Classic Morgan 45 Chamade, which will take part in this year’s Chicago-Mac Race.

Other boat changes have occurred with Lynda and Geoff Korn, who have sold their Hinckley 42 Lynda Sue and replaced it with a new J/105. Lynda and Geoff are looking forward to day sailing Flash, named after their son, Ben. Flash will be utilizing a set of Doyle MAXX Carbon sails.

—John Baxter