Utilitarian S2 7.9 class – as popular as ever

With most sailing hubs around the world boasting their version of a unique club racer, or one design fleet, it is no surprise when these yachts often becoming both the ‘stepping stone’ into sailing and some of the most competitive fleet racing. For the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the utilitarian S2 7.9 fleet has been a stalwart for many years and is as popular as ever.

Built by S2 Yachts, in Holland Michigan, the S2 7.9 meter yacht was designed by Scott Graham & Eric Schlageter and was originally put into production in 1981. The original production run lasted thru 1986 with additional limited edition builds occurring in 1990 & 1993.

Doyle Sails is a world-leader in club racing sails through a combination of practical on the water experience and continual product development and local expert Tac Boston from Doyle Sails Ontario delivers just that. Offering the S2 7.9 fleet (any many others) the edge required to win. Whether you are a grand prix sailor or a local club racer, the same attention to detail, design and customisation is delivered by Doyle Sails.

With Doyle Sails you have options – all designed with your yacht in mind. From affordable Dacron sails, through to durable and long lasting panelled options before moving into the world leading Stratis range of technology which deliver lighter, faster and stronger sails.     

Choosing the right sail and material comes down to what type of yacht you have and your expectations of performance and durability. Versatility is key in Club Racing, as sails need to be versatile enough to handle a wide range of wind angles and strengths on a race course, plus more often than not, they also get used for a little bit of cruising.

Read more here to discover the options Doyle offers to Club Racers, including the different benefits and learn about balancing performance, durability and range – ultimately delivering the perfect sails suited to any club racer.

ABOUT DOYLE SAILS // For close to four decades, Doyle Sails has supported sailors, committing to deliver custom sail solutions to those that seek the same enjoyment, performance and adventure as we do. Doyle Sails is home to the best sailors and sailmakers in the world. In every sailing hub, you will find your local Doyle Sails loft nearby, where the quality, performance and customer service that you have come to expect from Doyle Sails can be found. Learn more here.

ABOUT DOYLE SAILS ONTARIO // A proud member of the Doyle Sails Group since 1987 Doyle Boston-Ontario Sails has a full sales, service and production loft in Sarnia Ontario and specializes in racing and cruising sails. With over 7600 square feet, our state-of-the-art production facility accommodates sails for most boats and is a full service loft. Meet the team here.

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