Doyle Sails NZ Reports Super Sailing Season

With the tail end of the Kiwi summer fast approaching the Doyle NZ loft and Stratis plant has seen a season busier than is usual.
George Sakellaris’ R/P 72 Shockwave
The loft has been working on sails for a wide range of exciting projects including new Stratis ICE sails for Hugo Boss, full new sets of Doyle Stratis sails for 56m Perini Navi Asahi, 52.5m schooner Dona Francisca, the maxi Rio 100 (ex Lahana) and the Swan 90 Spirit.
They also had some fantastic results out on the water including a win for George Sakellaris’ R/P 72 Shockwave, which  took the overall IRC win in this year’s Caribbean 600, correcting out to finish roughly 1 hour ahead of rival Bella Mente.
They have a good representation at the upcoming Caribbean season where there is lots of on water action to look forward to.
Six of the entries for the upcoming Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2014 are powered by Doyle, with many of them sporting brand new sails.
GBR1R ICAP Leopard 3
The Doyle-powered entries include:
  • Blues
  • Leopard 3
  • Moonbird
  • Ohana
  • Sarafin
  • Tempus Fugit

Matt Bridge and Justin Ferris from the Doyle NZ loft will both be in the regatta along with other members of the international Doyle team.
Following a strong win from the Doyle-powered Salperton in 2013, all these yachts will be looking to follow in her footsteps and take the title.
Soon after the Loro Piana regatta, Ohana, Moonbird and Sarafin will join Doyle yachts including Blue Too and State of Grace at the St Barths Bucket this year running from 28th to the 30 March.