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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!

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
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
1st Eliminator Paul Van Tol
2nd Limerick Darrell Cope/Kevin Pearce
3rd Sea Fever Dean Balcirak
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

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.

Miami Racing Wrap-Up

By Mark Ploch, Doyle St. Pete / City Island

We all had a great few days of racing down in Miami for the revamped SORC event. Doyle was a dominant force, as usual. On the Biscayne course, Paul Beaudin and Judd Smith sailed an Etchells with Hank Lammens to a convincing victory. It was so tight that going into the last day they had a small lead, but had yet to win a race. Paul said, “In the second race we had a great start off the port end of the line, we extended off the pack and were looking great. Thirty seconds later a freak shift went 20 degrees right and we were last, after only two minutes of racing. It was a long crawl back to thirteenth, our toss.” Almost every boat in this class uses Doyle Sails, including Quantum loft owner Hans Fogh. Peter Grimm from the Doyle Ft. Lauderdale loft had a great showing with Scott Piper for three bullets and a third overall.

On the Miami Beach course, Gorgon Schiff’s Mumm 36 The Wall, with our very own “Big Tim” Stodola and OH Rodgers, dominated the PHRF fleet as Tac Boston took the gold in the Mumm 30 class with Champosa.

After Miami came the last stop on the southern winter circuit, Charleston Race Week (see below), with Doyle-powered boats K2 (J/120), Cash Flow (Hadley 40), and Outrageous (SR-33) in the thick of the action. Meanwhile, over in Bermuda, Paul will be taking a look at the new spinnakers for the local IOD fleet with Tony Huston during International Race Week.

J/120 K2

Green Mountain Boys Take Charleston! Our Doyle Sails “take a lickin, keep on kickin,” southern-style at the 2005 Charleston Race Week, proclaim the crew of the Vermont-based J/120 K2. Headed by Luis Gonzalez with helmsman Jeff Hill and tactician Paul Beaudin (Doyle City Island), they led their fleet on the big boat circle from start to finish. Paul’s debrief: “Our GPL Carbon #1 has been a workhorse sail since the 2004 Key West Race Week (which K2 won). The sail still looks so good it will be hard to retire it to the B-race quiver. After 40 races it still looks better than most new sails. That is saying a lot on a boat that only has a #1 and a #3. New for this season was only the D4 Carbon mainsail, which is still by far the best way to go for mainsails and non-overlapping jibs. Downwind the .5 Superlight runner , with two seasons of use, is still the fastest sail in the fleet. And the crew did a great job, of course. Thanks to Luis and Jeff along with “Big Tim” Stodola (Doyle Ploch Sailmakers) on main trim. Trimmers Dave Howard and Jonathan Couture, with Dave Churbuck and Gerry Davis at the mast, Ann Gibson in the pit (with her husband, Mark, filling in on Sunday) and a very special surprise appearance from long time bowman Jim Kurfis, back on leave from serving in Iraq. Great job, K2!

In New England, Spring Has Finally Sprung. The sailing season is here and we are ready to help with all your sailing needs. New sail designs include IRC-specific sails and X-TR club race sails, using our new exoskeletal supported membranes. We also have killer new shapes for the Beneteau Farr line 36.7, 40.7 and 44.7, and fast new designs for the J/24, J/105, and J/109 classes. For cruisers we offer super-easy roller-furling UPS spinnakers. And for everyone we have great deals on gear from Harken, Halyards, and Tacktick Micro-net wireless instruments!

– Mark Ploch at