sail-world.com -- If you excel under pressure, Stratis can put you in a prime position.

If you excel under pressure, Stratis can put you in a prime position.    

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered images reduced in size (300 pixels long side). 
If you would prefer to see medium sized images (500 pixel long side) click here , or to view large images (660 pixel long side) click here.
If text only (without pictures) is your preference, click here


'Team Sanya 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race powered by Stratis'    © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

It’s been a very exciting few months at Doyle sails loft in Auckland as they start seeing the on-the-water race results of their Stratis sail development progamme currently in two of the world’s most significant yachting events – the America’s Cup and the Rolex Volvo Ocean Race. And our success with Stratis has created a unique position within Doyle’s for some one who excels under pressure. More on that later.

After months of design and perfecting the engineering process to create these leading edge new generation Stratis Grand Prix race sails they have finally been put to the test on the race course with significant results.

First up, the newcomers in the AC45,’s Team Korea sporting Stratis on their striking White Tiger skippered by Chris Draper, set their cat among the pigeons by coming second in the 500 metre speed trials behind Emirates Team New Zealand, then put the icing on the cake by beating Oracle’s Russell Coutts in their Match race. They finished a creditable fourth in the series.

After initial scepticism from their fellow competitors for breaking from the rest of the fleet and choosing Stratis sails the overwhelming feeling from the Korean team was that they were very fast and they’ve stuck with their decision.

Chris Draper has requested a further set of Stratis sails from Doyle for the upcoming series in Plymouth.

Team Korea and Oracle Racing - Cascais Day 6 -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=87611_©   Click Here to view large photo

Meanwhile, Mike 'Moose' Sanderson, skippering Team Sanya has completed the Fastnet utilising a full set of Stratis. Here it is from the Moose’s mouth:

'They went on, they fitted nicely and most importantly, whether we are right or wrong with regards to the choosing of the concepts, they looked exactly how we expected and hoped!!

For Team Sanya to be a success and be the campaign that ‘punches above its weight’ in all areas, we really had to make sure that we as a loft and as a sail program had done our homework. The Volvo 70 as a boat is now on it's fourth generation, so all in all they are well developed. What does throw a proverbial spanner in the works for this race is the fact that two downwind sails and one Jib has been taken out of the Inventory, so plenty to think about. Richard Bouzaid has done an excellent job with the designs, the laminations and engineering look fantastic and the attention to detail and the finesse that the guys have gone to with the finishing is better then anything I have seen in my 22 years of sail making.'

The Fastnet also highlighted Leopard’s success with their Stratis mainsail as they finished with Line Honours in their division.

There’s a lot to look forward to for Team Sanya, White Tiger and Doyle’s Stratis development programme as its reputation grows internationally. Our success has created an opening for a Stratis ‘sails man’ who can walk the talk in top level racing project management. The position is based in Auckland and offers huge potential.

To find out more about this position and where Stratis can take you get in touch with Chris McMaster at Doyle sails



by Stephen Prinselaar
- 9:11 AM Tue 23 Aug 2011 GMT



Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=87611

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
Doyle Sails NZ News

Related News Stories:
03 Sep 2014  Foiling Stratis SL33 hits over 30kts in Hauraki Gulf - Video
08 Aug 2014  Doyle Sailmakers delivers sails to 60m Perini Navi Sloop Perseus 3
29 Apr 2014  Doyle Sails NZ offers a great employment and career opportunity
23 Apr 2014  Doyle's Mike Sanderson flying above the Hauraki Gulf on a foiling SL33
14 Apr 2014  Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
14 Apr 2014  Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
05 Nov 2013  Doyle Sails NZ and Stratis news - September/October 2013
31 Oct 2013  Doyle-powered yachts dominate at the Coastal Classic 2013
14 Aug 2013  Doyle Sails launches innovative new Stratis ICE sail fibre
31 Jul 2013  Doyle Sails offering big discount at Sydney International Boat Show

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.
XLXL NEW AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT