A changing of the guard in the United States Midwest sees Skip Dieball, one of the most accomplished and respected sailors in the US come onboard with Doyle Sails. Skip cut his sail making teeth in his native Midwest area, having owned and operated sail lofts for many years. A true sailing expert offering design, manufacture and sailing expertise to all sailors, from One Design classes and cruising yachts through to Grand Prix race yachts.
The performance of sails is key to the success of any sailing, be it enjoying a day sail on the lake or a Grand Prix race event. Here at Doyle Sails we are experts in making your sailing as good as it can be, taking pride in showcasing this through our many happy owners and successful campaigns. Skip joins Doyle Sails immediately, he is your new local Doyle Sails expert, facilitating all new sail needs, alongside coordinating any maintenance required for your current Doyle sails.
Skip looks after all sailors in the Chicago and Detroit Region.
"When presented with the opportunity to continue my sailmaking career, I looked closely at groups that not only invested in product, but in people. Doyle Sails is clearly making the proper investment in both and I couldn’t be happier with our direction going forward. Sailmaking is as much a people business and it is a product business. Too many sailmaking groups have lost touch with the personal, relationship-based approach that is necessary to grow the sport and our business in sailing.
My passion for sailmaking has never been greater. Through the many sailing programs that I have found sincere friendships and the thousands of trusted customers throughout the One Design market, I truly look forward to expanding my sailing family and continue to help grow the sport”.
Throughout his career, Dieball has earned 37 major One Design Titles and continues to build off this success on and off the water – as the immediate past Waterfront Director for the Chicago Yacht Club he actively sailed and coached as much as the schedule allowed. He continues to be passionate about building sailing and helping sailors in the Midwest.
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Dieball graduated from Eastern Michigan University, and now splits his time between Chicago and Detroit, Michigan. Skip, and his wife Laurie are active members of US Sailing, Inter-lake Yachting Association, Bayview Yacht Club, North Cape Yacht Club and various class associations.
For all sailors looking for expert advice from one-design yachts, yachts racing or cruising locally, right through to Grand Prix campaigns, Skip is your local expert to guide you along the way.
Skip's primary One Design classes he specializes in are: