Doyle Sails NZ and Stratis news - September/October 2013
By Elle Brade,
3:00 AM Tue 5 Nov 2013
It was a mild winter here in New Zealand and we’re now gearing up for what will hopefully be another stellar summer out on the water. With our new Westhaven office now up and running, complementing the Rosebank Rd loft, we're even better placed to help with all your yachting requirements. ...[more]
Doyle Sails offering big discount at Sydney International Boat Show By Ellie Brade, 8:12 PM Wed 31 Jul 2013
Doyle Sails Australia and Doyle Sails New Zealand will be exhibiting at the upcoming Sydney International Boat Show (held 1-5 August) on Stand 142. On offer is a boat show deal of 20% off all retail price sails, valid for orders placed this week only*. ...[more]
Vendee Globe Race - Hugo Boss makes podium with Doyle Sails By Guy Waddilove, Sydney , 4:07 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013
When Alex Thomson made the decision to use Doyle Sails for his third Vendée Globe attempt, he bucked the trend of the pack as the only Doyle skipper in the fleet. It was a decision that Thomson and his team believe paid dividends in his race. ...[more]
Etchells Worlds 2012 - Tom Slingsby adds Olympic thinking By Tracey Johnstone, 5:35 PM Sat 18 Feb 2012
Whether they are amateur or professional sailors, for the fleet of 74 boats carrying 238 crew, their goal is the 2012 International Etchells Class World Championship honours. ...[more]
How did a standard SS34, spectacularly win the George Law Ocean Race By Guy Waddilove, Sydney , 4:16 AM Thu 29 Sep 2011
How did Blondie, a standard SS34 launched in 2007, spectacularly take an overall win in the George Law Foundation Ocean Race. The first five boats on corrected time overall were Blondie , General Lee, Bad Habits, Al Fresco and Optimus Prime , a great mix of small and large yachts. ...[more]
Doyle Sails 20% Boat Show Special - Time to get a Quote! By Guy Waddilove, Sydney , 3:27 AM Wed 20 Jul 2011
With the countdown to the Sydney International Boat Show now standing at just over a week it’s time to start seriously thinking about taking advantage of Doyle Sails Australia’s fantastic special offer. Doyle Sails Aus is offering a 20% discount on sails ordered at the boat show, as well as a 20% discount on Bamar furlers and Tuff Luffs bought in conjunction with a new sail. ...[more]
Mike Sanderson pushes Stratis Production plant to near capacity By Guy Waddilove, 7:49 AM Fri 10 Jun 2011
Production at Doyle Sails NZ has been pushed to near capacity since Mike Sanderson became a very active part of the company in recent weeks. The grand prix side of the business has taken off with the design and production teams at full speed on major international projects. Super-maxi 'Leopard 3', fitted with a new Stratis main for the Annapolis - Newport Race, continued on her successful road ...[more]
Mike Sanderson joins forces with Doyle Sails New Zealand By Mark Angell, 12:45 AM Thu 2 Jun 2011
Doyle Sails NZ is pleased to announce the appointment of renowned world class sailing professional Mike Sanderson. Mike will be joining the team at the beginning of June 2011 as Director of Sales and Partner for the New Zealand and Australia operations ...[more]
Doyle Sails Australia delivers dhow sails in record time By Guy Waddilove, Sydney , 3:50 PM Wed 18 May 2011
In United Arab Emirates they take dhow racing seriously; seriously enough to offer over $1 million prize money for a race. When they need sails in a hurry they turn to Doyle Sails Australia. On Tuesday morning Doyle Sails in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney received an email from a customer in UAE requesting a mainsail for a 60 foot dhow with the instruction that it needed to be shipped by Thursday. ...[more]
Congratulations Secret Mens's Business 3.5 from Doyle Sails Australia By Guy Waddilove, Sydney , 7:55 PM Thu 30 Dec 2010
Doyle Sails Australia wishes to congratulate the owners and crew of Secret Men's Business on their win. ...[more]
Doyle Sails NZ signs up VOR vet Justin Ferris By Guy Waddilove, Sydney , 7:31 PM Tue 21 Dec 2010
Doyle Sails has bolstered its internationally respected design team in Auckland, New Zealand, signing up renowned helmsman and trimmer Justin Ferris. He has been involved with three Volvo Ocean Races, racing with Pirates of the Caribbean and Puma Ocean Racing as well as some of the worlds top racing programmes including Wild Oats XI, Speedboat, Rambler and Konica Minolta amongst others. ...[more]
Doyle Sails: Leading the fleet around the States By Guy Waddilove, Sydney , 7:23 AM Wed 24 Nov 2010
Doyle Sails has been helping to get results on the water in South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania with Secret Men’s Business 3.5, Flying Cloud and Dekadence amongst those collecting silverware over the last couple of weeks. ...[more]
Doyle Sails Loft seminar - Electronics Tues night By Sail-World, 7:35 AM Mon 13 Oct 2008
Doyle Sails Loft is running a seminar on Tuesday, October 14 from 7.00pm at the Doyle Sails Loft, Neild Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney including a computers and programs talk for onboard sailing by Frank Walker and Jeff Lenton. ...[more]
Free talks at Doyle Sailmakers By Helen Hopcroft, Australia , 12:26 PM Fri 16 Nov 2007
Doyle Sails are continuing their popular series of talks about racing from a sail maker’s perspective. Last week Doyle’s Nev Wittey and John Hearne hosted a talk titled ‘Fast is Fun!’ at their Sydney loft. Tonight John Hearne will be delivering a similar presentation at the Bateman’s Bay Yacht Club and everyone is welcome to attend. Keen sailors are invited to make a weekend of it: Hearne will pro ...[more]
1st sails from Doyle’s China loft pass Osaka test By Helen Hopcroft, Australia , 8:30 AM Mon 30 Jul 2007
South Australian shipwright Tom Crabb had always dreamed of entering the Melbourne Osaka yacht race, but life kept getting in the way. The 5,500 nautical mile race is considered to be one of the toughest short handed races in the world. It requires a significant commitment in terms of time, boat preparation and funding. In March of this year he finally lined his Adams 11.9 ‘Southern Light’ up at the Melbourne start. Observers may have noticed that Southern Light was sporting an expensive looking set of brand new headsails, and the story of how they got on his boat is worth relating. ...[more]
A Wittey weapon in the sail locker By Nautical Media Partners, 3:08 PM Tue 20 Mar 2007
In their quest to provide all sailors with the ultimate in quality, skills and service, Doyle Sails Australia proudly announce Neville Wittey has joined their Sydney Loft. ...[more]
Sailing industry expanding into China By Julie Sharpe, 6:41 PM Wed 28 Feb 2007
For the last two years the Doyle Sail Making group has been working quietly to expand into China. In March 2007 Doyle Australia is opening its new Doyle loft in China in Qingdao, the site of the 2008 Olympic regatta. ...[more]
Veteran's 'Quest' for Rolex Sydney Hobart win By Peter Campbell, 3:43 PM Mon 11 Oct 2004
Veteran Tasmanian yachtsman John Bennetto has bought the champion ocean racing yacht Quest to skipper in the 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – in what will be the 44th time he has sailed in the ocean classic, a record for the event. ...[more]
Konica Minolta clicks By Al Constable, 3:03 PM Sat 31 Jul 2004
Ten minutes out the Heads, the big Code One snapped into place and the Kiwi giant Konica Minolta accelerated northwards. ...[more]
Dimension-Polyant takes over Sail Membrane Production ‘D4’ By Dimension Polyant and TetraMedia Sail-World, 3:09 PM Wed 4 Feb 2004
From February 1st, 2004 Dimension-Polyant, the world's leading manufacturer of sailcloth, is taking over the complete Membrane Technology ‘D4’ developed by Fraser Sails of Somersby NSW, Australia and the experienced team of employees under Bob Fraser. ...[more]
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