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Doyle Sails NZ/Stratis Newsletter for Summer 2014

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 Doyle Sails NZ/Stratis newsletter - Summer 2014

We are at the tail end of the Kiwi summer, and the Doyle NZ loft and Stratis plant has been busier than ever. 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 90Spirit. We’ve also had some fantastic results out on the water including a win for Shockwave at the RORC 600, and with a good representation of Doyle boats at the upcoming BVIs and St Barths there is lots of on water action to look forward to. Make sure you also read this candid
Sailing Anarchy interview with Mike Sanderson. 
Don't forget we also offer rigging, repair and covers and upholstery services, with a central sail drop off point at our new Westhaven office on the corner of Curran Street.

Please keep in touch with all your news.

Chris, Richard, Mike and all the Doyle Sails NZ and Stratis team

Shockwave wins the RORC 600
George Sakellaris’ R/P 72 Shockwave  took the overall IRC win in this year’s Caribbean 600, correcting out to finish roughly 1 hour ahead of rival Bella Mente
Read more here >>

Indio (Wally 100) Sail Trials
In December 2013 30.5m Indio, built by Wally, sail trialled her brand new full suit of 
Stratis ICE sails. We were there to capture the action and you can see the video of her sail trials here. With Indio a long term supporter of Doyle Stratis sails it was particularly gratifying for the Doyle team that she was one of the first superyachts to commission Stratis ICE sails. Read more here>>

RIO 100
In another exciting project for the Doyle Sails NZ, 30m IRC super maxi Rio 100 (formerly ZanaKonica Minolta and Lahana) is to receive a full race inventory of 
Doyle Stratis carbon ICE sails. Read more here >>

New Doyle Stratis sails for Swan 90 Spirit
Doyle Sails NZ have supplied the rigging and a full suit of Stratis sails to the Swan 90 Spirit, currently under refit at Yachting Developments. 
Read more here >>

Hoek 46m sails on their way to Royal Huisman
The Doyle Stratis sails for Project 392, the 46.4m high performance cruising ketch nearing completion at Royal Huisman, have been completed and are on their way to the Netherlands. This is our first new build Huisman project we have supplied sails too and we are looking forward to seeing the finished yacht on the water.  

New ICE sails for Hugo Boss
Building on Doyle Sails NZ’s long standing relationship with Alex Thomson racing, the NZ loft has built a full new set of Doyle Stratis ICE sails for Hugo Boss. 
Read more here >> 

New Stratis sails for 56m Asahi
We are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned to supply a full set of Doyle Stratis sails to 56m Perini Navi Asahi. Having chosen Doyle to supply the new sails for the refit of his previous yacht Zenji, the owner commissioned Doyle Stratis sails to replace the existing inventory on the yacht. 
Read more here >>

Strong Doyle fleet for the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2014

Six of the entries for the upcoming Loro Piana regatta in the BVIs are powered by Doyle, with many of them sporting brand new sails. The Doyle-powered entries include Blues, Leopard 3MoonbirdOhanaSarafin and 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. Read more here >> 

Dona Francisca launches
52.5m schooner Dona Francisca, built in Uruguay by Astilleros Buquebus and designed by Javier Soto Acebal
, has been launched. The superyacht will feature a full suit of Doyle Stratis sails, built by the Doyle Sails New Zealand loft in 2013. Read more here>>

Round the North Island Race 2014
Doyle boats performed strongly in the SSANZ RNI race 2014, with our MD Chris McMaster & Rick Hackett of KZ Marine on Laissez Faire II taking 1st place PHRF corrected time, 1st place IRC overall corrected time, 1st place IRC overall, and 1st place overall Division 2 PHRF, and Andy Pilcher and AJ Reid on Django taking 2nd place place overall Division 2 PHRF. Andy has written a full race report from Django
Read more here >>


Doyle Sails for first production F22
The Doyle Sails New Zealand team are big fans of the F-22 model developed by Ian Farrier. We have been working with Ian for some time now, with Doyle sails on board the first initial concept versions of the model [
read more here]. A full set of Doyle Sails will be on board the first production model, which is due to launch imminently once the final prototype has been signed off. Read more here >>

FINN sails

Doyle Finn boats had a good run at the recent New Zealand Finn Nationals, held at Maraetai on 6 -9 February, including second place for Rafa Trujillo (ESP100). The Doyle Sails NZ range of Finn Class sails was developed in conjunction with Rafa, an Olympic Finn medallist and World Champion. Recent successes using Doyle Finn Sails include Jorge Zarif's double win of both the Finn Junior World Championships 2013 and the 2013 Finn Gold Cup. 
Click here for more information on our Finn range >>

Evolution of Doyle NZ's Young 88 sails
Following on from successful racing in 2013 including a 
win for Doyle with Flash Gordon at the Young 88 Nationals, theDoyle Sails NZ design team continues to refine their Young 88 sails as part of their constant improvement programme. Read more from Head of Design Richrd Bouzaid here >>


Please get in touch with any sail enquiries you have or any service work you would like to schedule.As we keep up with innovation on sail design and engineering, and in many cases drive the market, we are keen to assist in early stage planning and advice on sails for new builds, whatever stage of the build schedule you are at.

Chris McMaster (Managing Director) –
Mike Sanderson (Head of Sales) –
Richard Bouzaid (Head of Design/Director) –
David Duff (General Manager/Operations Manager) –

Matt Bridge (Superyacht Sail Co-ordinator) -
Andy Pilcher - (Local, Pacific and Asia Sales) -
Justin Ferris (Sales | Racing Technology | Design) -
Simon Kidd - (Head of Local Sales)

Logan Devoy (Service Manager) -
Robert Eades (Head of Marine Trimmings) -
Nick Nicholson (Rigging Manager) -


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News - USA and the World

Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,

Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen

Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara

J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight

2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit

Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead
J/111 World Championships - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   
2014 Detroit Cup - Quarter-finalists determined   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Best Amatuer final ever!   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Last day images by Andrea Francolini   
2014 Newport Bucket Regatta - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi in top three - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 1   
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Tricky conditions on day 2   

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