Doyle Sails – Your Sydney to Hobart race experts.

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race may be one of Australia’s greatest Boxing Day traditions, so the news that the 2020 race is going ahead is welcomed by an entire marine industry including Doyle Sails Sydney.

After a very successful 2019 edition of the race, where Doyle powered yachts dominated the fleet, Sydney Hobart veteran Shane Guanaria and five time Volvo Ocean Race sailor Chris Nicholson are particularly pleased to hear the race will start as planned.


Now plans are in place in the lead up to the event for 100 owners and crews to complete their job lists in time for their 628 nautical mile race south to Hobart. Chris and Shane are both working with a significant part of the fleet on sail preparations alongside the extensive Doyle Sails Sydney team.

Located in Gladesville, within proximity to all significant sailing clubs, the majority of Sydney sailors will be familiar with the stalwart Doyle Sails Sydney loft owned by Shane Guanaria. For more than two decades, Shane has been at the forefront of sailing and sailmaking in Sydney. With the most extensive loft in Australia, Shane and his team deliver the quality, performance and customer service you have come to expect from Doyle Sails, every day.

75th Rolex Sydney Hobart 2019 Thursday 26th December © Suellen Hurling • Live Sail Die

Doyle Sails Sydney is supported by Grand Prix expert and professional sailor Chris Nicholson. Although Chris decided to close his Lake Macquarie loft last month, with the pull to spend more time sailing too strong to ignore; Chris will remain a vital part of the Doyle Sails team working closely with both Doyle Sails Sydney and Doyle Sails New Zealand. Chris’ experience and knowledge as one of the world’s best sailors – means he offers invaluable advice towards the development and innovation for which Doyle Sails is renowned, a company he is proud to remain affiliated with.

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From dinghies, club racers and cruising yachts, through to Grand Prix Campaigns and Superyachts, we are your experts.

For any sail enquiries, please contact:

Shane Guanaria – Doyle Sails Sydney: shane@doylesails.com

Chris Nicholson – Doyle Sails Lake Macquarie: chris.nicholson@doylesails.com

For more information visit Doyle Sails Sydney or Doyle Sails Lake Macquarie.

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