COMMUNITY & PARTNERSHIPS
Doyle Sails is proud to be partners to a number of significant charities, foundations and companies that share the same philosophies for leadership, sustainability and education as we do. Working with a focus on environmental issues and supporting the sailors of tomorrow.
In 2019, Doyle Sails joined forces with Live Ocean, a marine conservation charity set up in collaboration with New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. Live Ocean has a focus on projects involving marine science, innovation and public education.
New Zealand SailGP Team
New Zealand owned and operated, Doyle Sails is home to some of the best sailors and sailmakers in the world who constantly push boundaries to innovate and reimagine sailing.
Doyle Sails will be the Official Sailmaker to the global league in a three year deal that also includes a partnership with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke’s New Zealand SailGP Team.
In 2020 Doyle Sails proudly partnered with SailGP donating both time and resources towards the event.
SailGP has a strong focus on Environmental practices backed by their ‘Race to the Future’ Policies. SailGP is the first climate positive sports and entertainment property going beyond a net zero carbon footprint in all business and event operations.
Toitū is to care for the life of this place, our people and future. It is our name and commitment. We lead positive change through a system of robust environmental programmes that are internationally recognised. We help businesses be more sustainable by giving them the science-based tools, actions and evidence they need to make real progress. We are sharing passion backed by proof. We build and share momentum through collective action. Toitū connects people and businesses, actions and outcomes. We help everyone see the value of taking action – and doing it together.
Sailors for the Sea
As part of our responsibility to ensure our planet is being respected, we only choose to partner with those organisations, events, clubs and stakeholders who uphold our Environmental Values.
Doyle partners with many sailing clubs globally, helping the next generation to learn and experience the thrill of being out on the water. We encourage all our partners to work towards responsible environmental practices and policies, and prefer to work with partners who are upholding the values and principles of the Sailors for the Sea ‘Clean Regattas’ programme.
Sailing La Vagabonde
Performance Multihulls continue to gain more momentum, and with more performance (or ‘velocidade’ as Riley refers to it) comes better handling and style. At Doyle Sails, this is our forte, and we’re very proud to have partnered with Sailing La Vagabonde on their journey around the world while we all live vicariously through their sailing adventures they share with us.
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
The significant partnership agreement includes Doyle Sails being recognised as the ‘Official Sailmaker of the RNZYS, Home of the America’s Cup’ across key 150th events including the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta and Barfoot & Thompson Bridge to Bean and all other local 150th sesquicentenary events. Doyle Sails will also be recognised as the naming rights sponsor of the RNZYS Wednesday and Winter series along with being a Major Partner and Corporate Member of the club.
“Doyle Sails has been working with the SailGP league since the inaugural season in 2019, and we we are proud to extend that to SailGP Inspire in 2021 and beyond. Our partnership brings together two entities who share similar philosophies on sustainability, supporting the next generation, and education. The SailGP Inspire partnership is something we are very proud of, to keep supporting the sailors who share the same passion for sailing as we do, is a great privilege”.
What happens to a sail at the end of its life, has been a problem Doyle Sails has been working to solve for many years. However, finding an economically and sustainably sound solution for the millions of square meters of high performance sails neatly stored all over the world is easier said than done. Until now.
Doyle Sails is proud to partner with Sail to Shelter, a not for profit organization headed by Angela Abshier, set up entirely to upcycle retired sails by converting them into shade and shelter for humanitarian aid organisations to support crises around the world. Sail to Shelter designs meaningful new uses for a sail’s second act.
Abshier from Sail to Shelter has worked tirelessly to connect leaders in their fields together for the greater good. Aligning retired Doyle sails with CoArchitects, a solution has been designed.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been operating for over 50 years, helping to save the lives of New Zealander’s in the Auckland region. The helicopter operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
A Charitable Trust was formed in 1990, to provide and develop a highly efficient aeromedical service for the benefit of the community at large.
New Zealand Sailing Trust
The work we do EMPOWERS young New Zealander's by bringing to life the values of Leadership, Teamwork, Courage and Environmental Awareness.
The NZ Sailing Trust is a registered Charitable Trust (New Zealand Sailing Trust Board CC37843) that since 2008 has delivered life changing experiences to over 8000 young people.
The Starship Foundation
Every hour of every day, extraordinary stories of courage, skill and compassion unfold at our national children’s hospital. Starship is the life-line for children all over New Zealand with more than 144,000 patient visits and appointments each year. The Starship Foundation invests our support in impact programmes designed to accelerate and deliver sustainable world-class healthcare for our children and we’re proud to share how your generosity is helping bring better health and brighter futures.
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 as comrades; it’s sometimes our home, and always a place that unlocks our sense of adventure wherever that adventure might take us.
aOur obsession with sailing takes us to every corner of the world and on board 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.