Doyle Sails Ireland going from strength to strength

Doyle Sails Ireland is no stranger to legendary sailors joining their team and 2021 shows no sign of slowing down with Nicholas ‘ Nin’ O’Leary continuing to strengthen the brand on Irish waters.

People are at the core of what makes Doyle Sails tick, and while Doyle Sails has had a well-recognised presence in the UK since 1997, this team are committed to offering their experience and passion to make sailing both more enjoyable and successful for all sailors like never before. The obsession to make each individual sail the best it possibly can be is here in full force, and offers Doyle Sails the advantage.

Left, Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary, with Alex Thomson, Right

In May 2020, Doyle Sails Solent announced a new partnership with Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary to better serve the rapidly growing sailing industry in Ireland, a direct link to world-class knowledge and expertise, that’s never been available until today.

Nin O’Leary grew up in Cork and has sailed from the age of 5 and in the last 10 years has raced keelboats at a very high level around the world, and in between competed in his fair share of world championships, so he comes with extensive firsthand experience with and knowledge of Doyle Sails – with a number of his Grand Prix and Superyacht campaigns being ‘powered by Doyle’.

Nin is on the pulse of Grand Prix racing, and an Irish native, so it’s no surprise that he has been a valuable part of the Vendee Globe favourite, Alex Thomson’s campaign aboard Hugo Boss. In 2017 Nin and Alex Thomson completed the Fastnet Race doublehanded where they met what could have been half of Cork at the rock in their ribs, ski boats, yachts and whatever else floated.

Alex Thomson Racing with Alex Thomson and Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary onboard

With experience ranging from Optimists through to helming Superyachts, and having sailed in nearly all high profile events world-wide, Nin is well placed to offer sound advice to all sailors looking to gain more knowledge and experience, while ensuring their sails are totally fit for purpose and ready to perform at their best.

A team that is complemented by the already successful trio of Peter Greenhalgh, Brian Thompson and Adrian Stead that are on hand to join your team and help make your sailing more enjoyable – their passion is real.


ABOUT DOYLE SAILS // As sailors, our obsession with sailing connects us to the water. The water is our playground, a sanctuary where we seek enjoyment, a competitive playing field where we race; it’s sometimes our home and always a place that unlocks our sense of adventure wherever that adventure might take us.

Our obsession with sailing takes us to every corner of the world and onboard every yacht. We become part of teams, share in the adventures of friends and families, sharing our knowledge and experience with those who have the same passion for sailing as we do. Sailing is in our DNA, where the water unlocks our sense of adventure. We are the custodians of a legacy that has been supporting sailors for close to four decades, and while our world changes around us, our commitment to sailors who seek the same enjoyment and adventure as we do hasn’t.

From our sailors to yours, we are your experts in sailing. Your adventure starts with Doyle. By sailors, for sailors.

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