Doyle Sails joins forces with Ocean Crusaders

At Doyle Sails, we deeply value the importance of our oceans. As sailors, we are intimately connected to the water—it’s our playground, our sanctuary, and a source of endless adventure. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Ocean Crusaders, founded by Ian Thomson in 2010. Inspired by his record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia, Ian founded Ocean Crusaders to tackle the pressing issue of waterway and beach pollution.

Harri Wren, Doyle Sails’ Sustainability Manager, spearheaded this partnership, leading to the successful removal of four tonnes of ocean waste in our first project alone. To put this achievement in perspective, that’s equivalent to eliminating around 400,000 coffee cups from our waterways. Wren emphasizes the significance of this milestone, highlighting Doyle Sails’ unwavering commitment to environmental preservation and positive planetary impact.

Building on this momentum, Doyle Sails New Zealand has pledged to remove 10kg of waste for every sail sold—a commitment we encourage our broader network to adopt. We believe that even small actions can lead to profound change over time, and we’re dedicated to supporting our partners in shaping a more sustainable future.

Founder Ian Thomson expresses his enthusiasm for this groundbreaking collaboration, noting the ongoing need for large-scale efforts to clean our waterways and reduce sail production’s environmental footprint. Thomson underscores the importance of funding in Ocean Crusaders’ mission, stressing the critical role of partnerships like ours in safeguarding our oceans and marine life.

In addition to our organizational efforts, we invite our customers to join us in this crucial endeavor. Whether it’s picking up debris during your sailing adventures or embracing reusable products in your daily life, every action counts. And for those looking to further support our cause, donations to Ocean Crusaders are always welcome.

Together, let’s continue to make waves in the fight against ocean pollution and ensure a healthier future for our planet and its precious marine ecosystems. For more information, visit www.oceancrusaders.org

ABOUT DOYLE SAILS //  Doyle Sails strives to deliver success through high-performance, high-quality, custom sails that continue to redefine the boundaries of sailmaking technology and innovation; whilst connecting sailors to inspire, support and encourage sailing.

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 with the same passion. Sailing is in our DNA, and we are the custodians of a legacy that has been supporting sailors for four decades and counting.

By sailors, for sailors.

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