Khaleesi – Moving on up!

Khaleesi owners Sandy Farquharson and Rob Aldis secured their third win in four races in the Sydney Harbour Winter Series, just what was required to take second place overall for the series. This comes after a summer of great results for the team on board Khaleesi that started with a successful week at the Port Stephens regatta, where results were accredited to their excellent crew work and their new inventory of Doyle Structured Luff headsails while being supported by Doyle Sails expert and Sydney local, Shane Guanaria.

“Our Middle Harbour boat DK46 Khaleesi was very lucky to have guidance from Doyle Sail’s Shane Guanaria for the IRC & ORC Series at Port Stephens. Through varying breezes we hung on for second place in Division 2 against worthy opponents which included other Mills designs, fast Farr 40s and other high performance boats.
We think our new carbon crafted, Structured Luff Doyle headsails certainly contributed to our success with the additional strength reducing luff sag and stretch. The headsails set like steel so increases in pressure translate into power instead of changes to sail shape.
Since we purchased the boat we’ve had Input and advice from Doyle and we are now seeing results. The inevitable sail service work from them is efficient and on time.
Our success on the weekend shows that wIth a good boat, high performance equipment and sails and good advice, a predominantly Corinthian crew can mix it with the best in competitions that are quite solidly professionally crewed.”
– Sandy Farquharson, co-owner of Khaleesi

Further redefining the boundaries of sails. Doyle’s Structured Luff technology is the next generation in the world leading Cableless sails, with technology moving into jib style sails for all applications. Significantly less luff sag and reduced loads, creating more driving force from greater projection. In the Grand Prix and Superyacht market, Doyle Sails has triggered a key change in design, delivering breakthrough technology. The innovative approach has not only provided a new generation of high-performance sails, but started a revolution that has a far greater knock-on effect into Cruising, Racing and Multihull’s. So significant are the developments, that there are many reasons that the Structured Luff technology is transforming how yachts are designed and built. At the heart of this development is changing the manner in which load in the luff of a sail is distributed and by reducing luff sag it allows the sail to achieve more driving force.

Structured Luff Sail – Newport, Rhode Island 2021. Photo Credit // Cory Silken

If all goes to plan and Covid restrictions ease, the next regatta for Team Khaleesi is the Hamilton Island Race Week, hosted by Hamilton Island Yacht Club, August 2021.

ABOUT DOYLE SAILS SYDNEY // Doyle Sails Sydney is 100% Australian owned and operated from our Sydney based loft by Shane Guanaria. Located in Gladesville within close proximity of all the major sailing clubs, our mission is to help our customers from the start by guiding them through the design process, to manufacturing and ongoing optimisation of the finished product. Our Gladesville based loft includes an in house design team, laser cutter and all modern machinery, making us a one stop shop for all your new sails, ongoing service and repairs, and cover needs. Learn more here.

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.

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