The Doyle Sails innovation and technology that has been revolutionising the sailing world of late, only continues to gain momentum with the original sailing thoroughbred of yachting, J Class yachts Endeavour and Lionheart breaking the mould and choosing Doyle Sails.
By bringing Doyle Sails on board, the improvement to performance, speed and loads on a J Class is nothing short of impressive. Doyle Sails Palma director Scott Zebny, a J Class expert, has been working with both Lionheart and Endeavour throughout the design process, and has been working with the projects from concept to delivery. Scott comments, “I’ve been working with the J Class for 20 years and the thrill of sailing on one of these beautiful yachts never goes away. So it was pretty cool to get out on Endeavour to look at their new headsails one morning and then out on Lionheart to look at their new main that same afternoon.”
J Class yachts were the original America’s Cup racers. In 1929, tea magnate Sir Thomas Lipton commissioned the build of the first J Class yacht for his fifth and last America’s Cup bid. The boat was 36.58 metre Shamrock V, which was the first and only J Class yacht to be constructed in wood.
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