Posts Tagged ‘San Juan 21’
Doyle Sails carried the day in convincing fashion at the 2012 San Juan 21 North American Championship sailed at Huntington Lake near Fresno, California. Practice racing on Thursday July 19 was held in light to moderate conditions, but once the thermal breeze re-established itself on Friday, crews were hiking hard and hanging on in 15-25 knots with sustained gusts to 30 in some sections of the lake.
Sails built by Doyle/Inner Banks in Oriental, NC proved their versatility by dominating in demanding conditions such as these with the same designs used in lighter air venues in the East and Midwest.
In the All-Sails Fleet, 1st, 2nd and 4th place were powered by Doyle. Jerry Hansen and crew scored 2,1,1,1,1 for the win in a field loaded with previous champions.
The Working Sails Fleet had similar results – 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place powered by Doyle Sails. Sean Randle and his wife Jessica had a strong second day, winning all 3 races, to take a 3 point margin to the awards ceremony over his uncle in second place and another former Western Champ in 3rd. Congratulations to all the winners, and remember to call on Doyle for your trip to the podium… we have the speed to show you the way.
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Doyle Sailmakers scores big again at the St. Petersburg NOOD Regatta held February 17-19, 2012. In the San Juan 21 Class, 14 boats ( the second largest class!) raced over a wide range of conditions – from 6 knots and rainy all the way to 20+ knots and lumpy.
Sails supplied by Doyle Inner Banks took the first 3 places overall as well as a first and second in the Working Sails Division – Our Class race within a race.
The San Juan 21 Class used this regatta as a Mid-Winters and the East Coast responded – half the fleet was from outside Florida. Congrats to Fisk/Steve Hayden for their Class win and Margaret Alexander/LuAnn Parins as the Working Sails winner. The versatility and durability of Doyle Sails shines through – no new sails were used for this regatta!
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Complete 2012 St Petersburg NOOD Results
Doyle Sailmakers was the dominant force in the 2011 San Juan 21 North American Championship held in Bridgeton, NC June 23-25. Only 5 boats out of the 21 boat fleet did not have at least a partial suit of sails developed and built by Doyle Inner Banks in Oriental, NC.
The entire 9-boat All Sails Division was powered by Doyle sails as was the top 3 in the Working Sails Division. In addition to the local fleet stalwarts, 3 boats made the trek from Central Florida, 3 from Virginia, 2 from Lake Norman near Charlotte North Carolina, and 1 from South Carolina. One skipper and crew flew in from Seattle and sailed a chartered boat.
After a fine practice day on Thursday, racing commenced Friday morning in 12-15 knots of wind and bright sunshine, with the breeze building to 18 knots and gusting by the end of 4 great races. At the end of the day, there was a tie for first at 10 points and a tie for second at 15 points in the All Sails Division, with the Working Sails Fleet lined up in the more conventional manner.
After a fine Eastern Carolina pig-pickin’ dinner Friday night, anticipation was high for Saturday’s racing. Alas, the breeze had other plans and after trying for 3 ½ hours to set a fair course in a swirling and dying wind pattern, racing was called and the ties resolved on races completed.
Congratulations to Dan Bornarth and crew on Black Jack in the All Sails Division and Hans Lassen and crew on Road Runner in the Working Sails Division. Interestingly, Dan crewed with Hans last year to win the San Juan 21 Eastern Nationals in the Working Sails Division.
The Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC held its Mid Winter Keelboat Regatta March 20 – 21. In a 14 boat San Juan 21 one design fleet, Doyle Sailmakers supplied the sails for the first 6 places. Hans Lassen, current North American Champion, with crew Randy Eakes made off with 1st place by an eight point margin in a weather shortened 3 race series. An opening race 3rd place followed by 2 bullets sealed the deal.
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The 2009 San Juan 21 Eastern Nationals hosted by San Juan Fleet 8 and Blackbeard Sailing Club was held June 11-13, 2009. Doyle sails dominated the event, powering the top 3 boats in All Sails and the top 5 in Working Sails.
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At the 2009 Sperry Top-Sider Seattle NOOD, Andy Caples won the Working Sails Division of the San Juan 21 Class with 4 firsts in 4 races. With a common start in a combined Class of 5 Working Sails boats and 10 Spinnaker boats, Andy’s actual finishes were 8, 4, 3, 3, beating Spinnaker boats in every race. Last year at this regatta, Andy was dead last. The difference – a year of practice, diligent study – and a new suit of Class Racing sails from Doyle. Let us get you up to speed!