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Next generation of ocean champions  

November 27, 2023

Doyle Sails are a proud partner of Live Ocean Foundation, this great fundraising initiative from a group of young New Zealand sailors to support Live Ocean is pretty impressive, read all about their challenge below. Six ambitious young kiwi sailors from Queen Charlotte Yacht Club in Marlborough are planning to attempt a Cook Strait crossing …

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TAKE TWO

November 27, 2023

Republished from TIDE MAGAZINE Baltic Yachts created quite a stir when it launched its 68 Café Racer, Pink Gin Verde. Now hull number two, Open Season, is on the water and the devil is in the difference. Every now and again a yacht comes along that makes waves: case in point – the 68’ Café Racer. Hull …

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Case proved

November 23, 2023

Seahorse Magazine // written by Ivor Wilkins. Dec 2023 The value of the Doyle Sails expert goes far beyond the role of sailmaker Success, according to the prolific 19th century American inventor Thomas Edison, is 10 per cent inspiration and 90 per cent perspiration. It is also a formula Justin Ferris applies to grand prix …

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Clarisse Crémer and Alan Roberts (L’Occitane en Provence) finish 9th in IMOCA

November 22, 2023

Published by Transat Jacques Vabre – November 22nd, 2023 France’s Clarisse Crémer and British co-skipper Alan Roberts completed the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre this morning at 06:20:00 hrs local time (1020 hrs UTC) off Fort de France, taking ninth place in the IMOCA class on the two handed race from Le Havre to Martinique …

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DOYLE-POWERED M5 Commissions new sails

November 15, 2023

At 78m, M5 is the world’s largest single-masted sailing yacht, with its mast reaching 86m in height. It is a sailing yacht owned by an aviator with a need for speed and a project that combines pragmatism and ambition in perfect measure.  The yacht recently took delivery of a new Doyle Sails inventory featuring a …

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Doyle Sails Palma welcomes Graeme Sutherland

November 9, 2023

Doyle Sails Palma welcomes Graeme Sutherland to their already experienced sales team, led by Chris Sherlock, Luke Molloy and Scott Zebny. With decades of experience working onboard and alongside yacht owners and captains the Doyle Sails Palma team offer unparalleled service and passion to the Superyacht industry.  Sutherland’s skill set and experience perfectly align with …

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Doyle Sails signs monumental partnership with major New Zealand Yacht Club.  

November 3, 2023

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club sits in the rich natural and cultural waters of Okahu Bay, boasts the country’s most significant youth sailing academy, is the home of blue water sailing, and is now a major partner of New Zealand owned and operated sailmaker Doyle Sails. For more than four decades, Doyle Sails has been …

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LEOPARD DODGES THE BULLITT IN MONOHULL LINE HONOURS

October 25, 2023

Press Release from ROLEX Middle Sea Media Team: 24 October, 2023  If yesterday’s story of the 44th Rolex Middle Sea Race was the first multihull to finish, today’s is definitely monohull line honours.  At 0152 CEST this morning, the fascinating race-long duel between the Farr 100 Leopard 3 and the Wally 93 Bullitt concluded. It was the …

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Back on the scene : The Shaw 35 Rehab 

October 19, 2023

Published by Coastal Classic | 18/10/23 This Shaw-35 previously based in Noumea has a second wind thanks to Mike Sanderson and his kids. Mike Sanderson has been busy since winning the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race as Skipper of ABN Amro I and being named ISAF World Sailor of the Year. He’s now Chief Executive of …

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FSI Software Game Changed for One Design Sails

October 18, 2023

By Live Sail Die | July 10th, 2019 SailPack is the typical tool Doyle Sails designers use for daily sail design. The software is very capable, allowing designers to create the sail profile, curvature, panel layouts and fibre layouts for each project. More impressively, these tools can set up the rig geometry to see how the …

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ROLEX MIDDLE SEA RACE

October 11, 2023

Created as the result of a sporting rivalry between two British yachtsmen residing in Malta, Alan Green and Jimmy White, and two Maltese sailors, Paul and John Ripard. The group proposed a racecourse that was longer than typical in the region, and one designed to offer an exciting competition in windier autumn conditions. The Rolex …

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J CLASS TO HOLD 2024 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BARCELONA IN 2024

September 18, 2023

No history of the America’s Cup is complete without mention of the J Class, the magnificent sloops that competed for the trophy in three editions between 1930 and 1937. Their grace and beauty reflected a time when a booming global economy brought some of the most colourful tycoons to compete for the oldest international sports …

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SailGP and Doyle Sails extend innovative partnership for an additional two seasons

September 14, 2023

Doyle Sails remains SailGP’s Official Sailmaker, continuing the journey toward a more high performance and sustainable future for Seasons 4 and 5. LONDON, England – September 14, 2023 – SailGP, the world’s most exciting race on water, has extended its partnership with world-leading sailmaker, Doyle Sails. The New Zealand-owned and operated company entered a three year …

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3rd place for Momo at 6m World Championship

September 11, 2023

The 2023 Six Metre Class World Championships drew to a close on the The Royal Yacht Squadron’s famous lawn, the sailors were in the presence of His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain to celebrate their champions and enjoy one final evening together in a elegant prize giving reception at sunset. Doyle-powered Momo claiming the …

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33rd Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concludes in Porto Cervo

September 11, 2023

Porto Cervo, 9 September 2023 // Published by the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup here The 33rd edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and in collaboration with the International Maxi Association, concluded today in Porto Cervo. For the last day of racing …

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Third day of perfect conditions at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 8, 2023

Doyle-powered teams leading the charge at the halfway point of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the provisional overall standings for Doyle-yachts are Galateia in the Maxi A Class, Proteus tied with Bella Mente in Maxi B, and Y3K leading the Supermaxi.

GENEROUS BEQUEST GIVES YOUTH MEMBERS DOYLE-POWERED BIG-BOAT EXPERIENCE

September 4, 2023

This article originally appeared in the RNZYS’ Breeze Magazine – photo and images by Ivor Wilkins. Read the full Breeze Winter edition online here.  A generous bequest from former RNZYS General Committee member David Innes will enable Mastercard Youth Programme members to experience big-boat sailing aboard the two former Whitbread maxis Lion NZ and Steinlager 2 …

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2023 IMA Maxi Rolex Cup

September 1, 2023

Doyle-powered teams are making last minute preparations ahead of the pinnacle Grand Prix sailing event of the season, the IMA Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, in the spectacular surroundings of Porto Cervo.  The fleet of internationally acclaimed maxi yachts are due to race from the 3rd to 9th of September for the …

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Doyle dominates hamilton island race week

August 29, 2023

A final blast to the Molle Islands and back in trade winds up to 22 knots closed out the 38th Hamilton Island Race Week and decided the trophy winners in divisions where the top placings were still up for grabs. The near 180-strong fleet featured a cross section of boats from every Australian state plus …

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Doyle-powered Platoon clinchs 2023 TP52 World Championship title on the last leg of the final race

August 28, 2023

Article published by 52 Super Series / Imagery by LiveSailDie Harm Müller Spreer’s German-flagged Platoon team clinched the 2023 Rolex TP52 World Championship title with a thrilling comeback in the final minutes of the final race off Barcelona. From fourth at the last windward mark of the championship, the Doyle-powered team passed two boats in …

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