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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

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International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine /,

Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   

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