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Our 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.

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Doyle Sails apprenticeships providing a pathway to sailing success

October 5, 2022

For those that aspire to be professional sailors an apprenticeship in sailmaking is one of the best points of entry to consider and there are more opportunities than ever at Doyle Sails. For Doyle Sails International CEO, Mike Sanderson, a sailmaking apprenticeship was the obvious route to reaching his career goals. “My aim in life …

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Janet Doyle: The lady behind the legend. 

October 5, 2022

This year as Doyle Sails celebrates forty years of sailmaking excellence; we look back to the humble Massachusetts beginnings. When Robbie Doyle founded Doyle Sails in 1982 – he couldn’t have done it without his leading lady, Janet.  Robbie and Janet met as teenagers, racing in their local junior sailing program in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA …

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Doyle Sails clean sweep of podium at Swedish Moth Championships

September 22, 2022

The final day of the Doyle Sails Swedish Moth Nationals got off to a slow start with a postponement ashore whilst the race committee waited for the breeze to build. With 4 races scheduled the sailors were eventually sent out. After 30 minutes of low riding the breeze built nicely to 8-12 knots from the north. Race …

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Doyle-powered Lazy Dog wins MC38 2022 Season Act 6

September 22, 2022

Event: MC38 2022 Season Act 6, September 17-18 hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club with racing on Sydney Harbour. A third place to Christian Beck and his Infotrack GO team is as good as the MC38’s Act 6 overall victory given he beat two family members, the grinning skipper reckons. “I’m very happy with that …

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Doyle Sails Swedish Moth National Championships

September 18, 2022

The Doyle Sails Swedish Moth National Championships got underway today with twenty-two international Moth sailors representing seven nations gathered in Gothenburg for the Doyle Sails Swedish Moth Championships hosted by GKSS. Friday’s racing consisted of four tune-up races, which saw the fleet sailing a SailGP style racecourse in a cold northerly wind of 15-18 knots.  …

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Doyle Sails New Zealand implements soft plastic recycling programme

September 12, 2022

The ocean’s health is key to the sustainability of our business, and we endeavour to continuously improve our actions to ensure our playground is there for many more years to come. We are on a journey to do our part, starting with changes around our Auckland based loft. Every surface arrives to our Stratis plant …

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Momo are the International Six Metre European Champions

September 12, 2022

Story by Fiona Brown for International 6 Metre Association A spectacular photo finish eighth race brought the 2022 International Six Metre European Championship to a conclusion after five glorious days of racing off Cascais. Going into the day overnight leader Patrick Montiero de Baross’s Seljm, John Harald Ornerberg’s Scoundrel One, which had been helmed until …

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Another standout performance by Doyle Sails at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2022.

September 11, 2022

It was another standout performance by Doyle Sails at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2022 in Porto Cervo, Italy. The results heading into the last day of racing remained unchanged after the cancellation of the final coastal race due to strong and intensifying mistral winds. All yachts left the dock and were well prepared for …

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Doyle Sails x RNZYS Circular Story bags now available

September 7, 2022

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Doyle Sails are proud to release our joint limited-edition ‘A Circular Story’ luggage range of eco-friendly clutches, tote bags and gear bags – repurposed from Doyle’s New Zealand-made sails and recycled sail making materials to create a statement line of bags by sailors, for sailors. As global leaders …

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An impressive entry for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2022

August 29, 2022

A month from the start of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, entries were closed, and the fleet numbers reached fifty. Now with only four days before the first race and sailors arriving in the idyllic Porto Cervo, final preparations are being made by the high-performance crews. The regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda …

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Doyle-powered yachts dominate results at Hamilton Island Race Week 2022

August 28, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Hamilton Island Race Week delivered a week of impeccable sailing conditions, with good breeze, flat water, and sunshine amongst some of the world’s most spectacular places in the world. The intensity on the water remained uninterrupted through to the final race, with Doyle-powered yachts dominating the results. Division Zero provided some …

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The New Zealand SailGP Team has dominated in Denmark, winning four of four races at the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix – becoming the first SailGP team to be undefeated at a single event.

August 21, 2022

With the sun coming out and the breeze filling in, race day two in Copenhagen followed a shortened format of just four races after qualifying races on Friday were called off due to poor weather. Three short, sharp fleet races and one final would determine the event winner, and New Zealand claimed them all, winning …

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Doyle Sails extends partnership with Live Ocean

August 16, 2022

In 2020, Doyle Sails announced a significant partnership with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke’s ocean conservation charity Live Ocean and is proud to extend that partnership for another year as a major supporter. The global sail-making business says there is an “obvious and very natural fit” between Doyle Sails and Live Ocean, with a shared …

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Hamilton Island Race Week returns after a two year hiatus

August 15, 2022

The jewel of the Australian sailing calendar is due to begin this weekend, with Hamilton Island Race Week returning after a two-year hiatus. With 222 yachts across eight divisions travelling from all over Australia to participate in the iconic event, it will undoubtedly deliver both on the water and off. As we look ahead to …

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Titles decided at 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE

August 8, 2022

Titles decided at 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE | Marcus Brennecke’s ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class titles on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments after the nearest rivals Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup seemingly came back from the dead after …

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Creative intuition

August 5, 2022

The skills required of today’s finest sailmakers must now extend far beyond ‘just’ delivering the fastest and most durable product… While modern sailmaking is a product of highly sophisticated, computer-assisted science, it has long been acknowledged that part of the magic still resides with the sailmaker’s intuitive understanding of how to use those tools to …

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Doyle powered Andoo Comanche take Line Honours in 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

August 1, 2022

Doyle-powered Andoo Comanche has claimed Line Honours in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, on the legendary boat’s return to the Australian racing scene. The VPLP 100, skippered by John Winning Jr, crossed the line in 1 day, 17 hours, 55 minutes and 43 seconds to claim her first win in the Noakes Sydney …

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Doyle Sails join Cape 31 as class partners

July 26, 2022

Following a great regatta at Cork Week and going into Cowes Week the Cape 31 Class are excited to announce that Doyle Sails have come on board as Silver Class Partners. Doyle Sails International Chief Operating Officer, Emma Hendy comments, “We are proud to be part of the increasingly popular Cape 31 Class in the …

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2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

July 19, 2022

Article courtesy of the CYCA. A fleet of 70 boats has been locked in for the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, which returns on Saturday 30 July. Three 100-foot maxis will lead the charge for Line Honours. John Winning Jr will skipper Andoo Comanche (formerly Comanche) as the three-time Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Line Honours …

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Doyle powered RAFALE breaks monohull course record at the AEGEAN 600

July 14, 2022

Posted at 17:29h in Press Releases by Aegean admin At 05:17:20 local time this morning, the canting-keeled Elliot 52 RAFALE (GER) skippered by Phillip Kadelbach, crossed the outer limit of the finish line to establish a new monohull elapsed time course record in the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club’s (HORC) second edition of the AEGEAN 600. The team averaged 9.6 …

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