Doyle Sails is pleased to announce their partnership with Rachel and Joshua from Voyages of Agape. Voyages of Agape was dreamt up by two love birds addicted to travel and enamored by the sea.
After sailing away from their homeport of Ventura, California back in 2016, Rachel professional model and creative, and Joshua a writer, sought out the wild coastline of Central America where they spent two years honing their skills, fine-tuning their boat, Agape, a Tayana 42, and immersing themselves in the culture and lives of the people. Soon, the longing for the warm, coconut-scented breezes of French Polynesia had them set out on their Pacific crossing in March of 2019. Sailing from one paradise to another, Rachel and Josh have found a 4,000 square mile tropical playground to wait out the pandemic before continuing their voyage west.
5 years on and countless nautical miles under the keel, they have no intention of stopping. Their original dream of a five-year trip around the world has now become a lifestyle. They no longer have a deadline or a planned route, just a desire to explore the world and live simply.
“Sailing is one of our greatest passions in life and we are privileged enough to continue cruising during this crazy time, exploring some of the most remote destinations in the world. My husband and I are currently in French Polynesia and plan to be here through April 2022, as many island nations to the west still have closed borders. “ writes Rachel
“We love our Doyle Sails and they have carried us thousands of miles over the years. We started looking into ordering a new mainsail for Agape from Doyle before continuing our voyage west and around the world. We are huge fans of Doyle Sails and we are so excited to partner with them because we think they are the best in the business. “
While the long term plan for Joshua and Rachel is to upgrade to a bigger vessel, right now they are looking to continue on their journey with Agape. Over the coming months we look forward to sharing easy tutorials with you on how to measure you rig, or how to fit a mainsail, along with some Doyle Sails merchandise which Josh and Rachel will be giving away to some lucky followers of their Instagram page.
Check out their website here or on instagram here
CRUISING WITH DOYLE // Doyle’s promise to the cruising sailor has been to make sailing easier and more enjoyable. Whether cruising in local waters or adventuring afar, we have the perfect sail solution for you. In addition to standard working sails, Doyle offers a number of unique handling systems and downwind sails.
All Doyle sails are designed on our proprietary moulding program, before being faired or smoothed. Every aspect of the mast is incorporated into the design including, forestay tension, mast bend and runner tension. Our sails are not only easy to sail with but easy to furl and control through wide wind range of wind speeds. Doyle Sails have a range of options to suit all aspects of cruising that are durable, easy to handle and a perfect fit for your yacht.
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.