Doyle Sails would like to congratulate the winners of this weekend’s NZ Farr 1020 nationals: Phil Yuill’s 'Max Headroom' for line victory in the series and Michael Lanigan’s 'Share Delight' for overall handicap victory.
Congratulations also to 'Shockran' helmed by Joe Brownlee which finishing a close second in both categories after the five race series.
'Share Delight' and 'Shokran' both had a full inventory of Doyle Stratis sails and Doyle superkote spinnakers while 'Max Headroom' was using Doyle Stratis Gpx carbon headsails and Doyle spinnakers. 'Shockran' carried the latest 2011 model Doyle Stratis mainsail, and their Stratis Gpx 1 genoa was one of the first sails built featuring the new compression carbon membrane structure originally used on 'Anema & Core' at Key West earlier this year.
Following on from first and second overall in last year’s Young 88 Class nationals, these Farr 1020 results show that Doyle Stratis sails continue to dominate in one design racing as well as offshore racing because of the product’s high performance and durability characteristics.
Doyle Stratis’ offshore performance and reliability in extreme conditions is highlighted by 'Secret Mens Business 3.5’s' overall win of the Sydney Hobart Tattersalls Cup, rated as one of the most testing offshore races in the world. 'Secret Mens Business' was using a complete inventory of Doyle sails in the tough conditions that the fleet in the 2010 race experienced
Doyle Sails’ Stratis manufacturing plant is based in Auckland with a 6500 square metre production facility dedicated to the manufacture of all the Stratis Doyle membranes sold worldwide.
The success of the Stratis product right across the sailing spectrum highlights the importance of continual investment in research and development to stay ahead of the field.