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Welcome to Grenada!

Welcome to Grenada – Comanche and L4 Trifork reflect on the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race. For many, the Transatlantic Race is the pinnacle of offshore sailing and often a central focus for sailors and crews looking to break records across an ocean that is repeatedly a tactical minefield with multiple weather systems. Line Honours winner …

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Sydney 38 ‘Faster Forward’ takes overall win in ORCV Melbourne to Hobart

Sydney 38 ‘Faster Forward’ takes the handicap win the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria‘s 2021 Melbourne to Hobart. As one of the smallest yachts in the fleet, the Sydney 38, won the ‘West Coaster’ Race on handicap, despite the odds. Matt Fahey and his crew of six sailed Faster Forward across the Derwent River finish …

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Making it personal

Thirty years of racking up ocean racing titles plus high-level engineering expertise gave Stu Bannatyne the perfect grounding to help create and refine two of the most important sailing innovations of the current era. Since 2016, Stu Bannatyne has been part of Doyle Sails International’s line-up of sailing superstars who bring their experience and expertise …

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Trifork sets the bar for ‘La Larga’ in inaugural Palma Vela Offshore race.

V070 ‘Trifork’ owned by Jørn Larsen, sets the bar high for the ‘La Larga’ – the new offshore race that forms part of the Palma Vela regatta. The Trifork team completed the race in 21 hours and 45 minutes. Larsen and his crew dominated their main rival in the IRC class, the Pelotari Project, who …

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Doyle Sails Sailmaking Programme, a deep dive into the ins and outs

Become a Doyle Sailmaker and Join the World Class Team One of the most comprehensive and advanced sailmaking curriculums in the world, the Doyle Sailmaking Programme is designed to slingshot apprentices to the top of the industry. It focuses on creating opportunities for participants – both on the water and on the loft floor. The …

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