sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Doyle Australia announces a major expansion in Sydney

Doyle Australia announces a major expansion in Sydney

'Secret Mens Business 3.5 winning with Doyle Sails at Geelong Audi Regatta'    Paparazzi Waddilove    Click Here to view large photo

Doyle Sails Sydney is to undergo a significant transformation with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Doyle Sails New Zealand and the re-opening of its Rushcutters Bay loft. The partnership will see Doyle's presence in Sydney grow considerably enabling the company to give better service to its customers and to give its local customers direct access to Doyle's patented Stratis laminated sails, developed and custom built at Doyle's Auckland plant exclusively for Doyle lofts worldwide.

John Hearne, a name long associated with Doyle in Sydney and well known identity in the Sydney sailing scene, is a key partner in the expansion heading the customer relations team as Sales Manager. John has 30 years experience in the sail making industry and has been involved in all facets of the business. He remains an active sailor with many regatta wins to his credit and has competed in almost every race on the east coast of Australia numerous times.

John Hearne comments; 'Working with Doyle NZ gives us access to both their sail design team, headed by Richard Bouzaid, which is held in high regard internationally, and their Stratis plant, is one of the largest sail laminating plants in the world. The company has invested heavily in the design and development of their Stratis laminates and they continue to push forward with innovation with two full time chemists at the Auckland plant. For me sharing resources in this way means I can provide my customers with the leading edge in sail technology and design and for my customers it means stronger, lighter, more efficient and longer lasting sails.

'In addition to supplying custom laminated sails out of Auckland, we will be running a full service and repair facility at our newly refurbished sail loft in Neild Avenue, very close to Rushcutters Bay along with a free pick up and drop off service for sails from all of the major yacht clubs. The location of the loft is important as it is convenient for the CYC; everyone is welcome to come up and have a look at their sails on the floor and discuss them with our staff.'

Guy Waddilove has been brought in as General Manager to implement the strategies which have proven successful in New Zealand. This will include improving levels of customer service, promoting Doyle's Stratis products throughout Australia and ensuring that Doyle Sydney works closely with its sister lofts around Australia to provide a united front, which will give the group better bargaining power and therefore better value for customers. Guy Waddilove spent 15 years aboard large sailing yachts working around the globe, and has more recently been involved in the build and management of large yacht projects. He is a qualified marine surveyor and also writes technical articles for various yachting publications.

Doyle Sails New Zealand has a 21,000 sq ft temperature and humidity controlled plant in Auckland producing its patented Stratis fibre-aligned laminated sails. The loft produced the sails for recently launched 58 metre sailing yacht Kokomo including the massive 2,227 square meter gennaker, one of the the largest sails ever produced.

Doyle has seen success locally and internationally on the regatta circuit supplying sails for Neil Pryde's Hi Fi – winner of many races on the Asian circuit, Bill Wild's Wedge Tail and Geoff Boecher's Secret Men's Business 3.5 among others.

Doyle has kept ahead of the market with the development of Stratis as it recognises the increasing importance of composite technology in sail making.

Doyle New Zealand managing director Chris McMaster comments, 'Investment in production has been an important part of our success and the reason for our rapid growth in New Zealand. The days when anyone could set up a sail loft in their garage and cut sails from a roll of cloth are gone; nowadays to produce sails that are going to win races or keep their shape for a considerable time you need to be looking at laminates. We have invested heavily in plant to produce laminated sails to the point where we can now produce them for a similar price to traditionally built panel sails. When you compare the two products it is like comparing a 1970's car engine with a modern, computer controlled, fuel injected engine: the 1970's version did its job and was good in its day but technology has moved on and you probably wouldn't dream of putting a 1970's engine in a modern car'.

Sailors in New Zealand have recognised the benefits of using Stratis and consequently Doyle Sails now has a significant share of the NZ cruising and racing markets as well as internationally in the superyacht market. The strategic partnership means that sailors in Sydney will be able to benefit from the knowledge and experience of Doyle's internationally recognised sail design team and the technology that has been put into building Stratis sails

The expansion in Sydney will benefit local sailors providing them with access to state of the art, custom built racing and cruising sails that will perform better and keep their shape longer at a competitive price.

Doyle's Sydney loft, close to the CYC in Rushcutters Bay has re-opened to allow the team at Doyle Sails Sydney to offer a high level of service for the area's cruisers and racers as well as for visiting yachts.

Loft address: 6 Neild Avenue
Rushcutters Bay
Sydney
NSW 2001
Australia
Tel: +61 2 9361 4836
Stratis website: www.doylestratis.com




by Guy Waddilove

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=72302

10:19 AM Wed 21 Jul 2010 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

15 Sep 2012  Doyle performance at Forgacs Inner Spring Regatta
31 Jul 2012  Doyle Sails Sydney Boat Show special offer
23 Jul 2012  Doyle Sails Sydney Boat Show special 20% discount sale
19 Feb 2012  Etchells Worlds 2012 - Mr Consistency looking for second title
16 Feb 2012  Doyle Sails’ success at Etchells Pre-Worlds
16 Jan 2012  Surf to City multihull win for new Schionning Performance Cat Mojo
30 Nov 2011  Doyle Sails expansion into South East Queensland
17 Aug 2010  Doyle Sails announce repair facility at Hamilton Island Race Week
13 Aug 2010  Doyle Sails Aus is looking for a new crew member at its Sydney base
12 Aug 2010  Both superyachts racing at Hamilton Island use Doyle Sails
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia




WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US