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Doyle Sails NZ/Stratis Newsletter for Summer 2014
By Ellie Brade, Auckland NZ ,
3:45 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014
Latest update from the team at Doyle Sails, New Zealand - includes Shockwave's win in the Caribbean 600, maxi yacht sails, Hugo Boss, Round North Island, new sails for the Farrier F-22 and the latest from the Finn Nationals ...[more]
Ed Dubois discusses the advantages of building a Superyacht in NZ
By NZ Marine, ,
10:22 PM Wed 29 Jan 2014
Leading superyacht designer Ed Dubois gives his take on the New Zealand boat building industry, commenting on New Zealand's straight forward business approach and the openness to new ideas.
Ed shares why New Zealand has the skills, innovation and expertise to make it one of the best boat building countries in the world. ...[more]
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-powered yachts dominate at the Coastal Classic 2013
By Elle Brade,
9:51 PM Thu 31 Oct 2013
The 2013 edition of the Coastal Classic saw more than 160 yachts of all shapes and sizes line up for the 119nm race from Auckland to Russell. The race was hotly contested, particularly in Division 6 where visitors Team Australia were aiming to claim victory over title-holders Team Vodafone, who had taken line honours for three years previously. With the pair considered to be the fastest yachts in ...[more]
Doyle Sails New Zealand merges with Beacon Marine
By Ellie Brade,
7:26 PM Sat 24 Aug 2013
Doyle Sails New Zealand has merged with Westhaven-based Beacon Marine, effective as of 1 September 2013.
The Beacon Westhaven office – on the corner of Westhaven Drive and Curran St – will now serve as a central waterside base for Doyle’s one-stop-shop of marine offerings, including sails, service, rigging, upholstery and covers. ...[more]
Doyle Sails launches innovative new Stratis ICE sail fibre
By Elle Brade,
10:09 AM Wed 14 Aug 2013
Doyle Sails has announced that Stratis ICE is available exclusively throughout the Doyle global network of lofts. Part of Doyle’s Stratis sail range, ICE is a game-changing product that offers weight savings, performance gains and high durability levels for both performance and cruising sails. ...[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]
Success for Doyle Sails as Flash Gordon wins 2013 Young 88 Nationals
By Ellie Brade, Doyle Sails,
9:23 PM Mon 15 Apr 2013
Doyle Sails had more racing success over the past weekend (13-14 April) with Flash Gordon, skippered by Mike Sanderson and his crew, taking first place at the 2013 Harken Young 88 Nationals. It was a triple victory for the loft, with Flash Gordon also taking the Tanaka Cup for first owner/driver and Sweeney Todd winning on Handicap. ...[more]
Doyle Sails New Zealand win their largest ever superyacht order
10:01 PM Thu 28 Mar 2013
Doyle Sailmakers have announced that they have secured their largest order to date and will supply a complete sail inventory for the upcoming 60m performance sloop under construction at Perini Navi.
The upwind inventory will be constructed of Stratis membranes which have proven themselves on many of the world’s most glamorous superyachts. ...[more]
Doyle Sails' News February - March 2013: A busy and successful Summer
By Doyle Sails,
10:20 AM Tue 12 Mar 2013
Latest news from Doyle Sails: It’s been a long and hot summer, with lots going on out on the water. Offshore, Mike and Richard have been away racing in regattas including Key West Race Week and the RORC Caribbean 600. We also enjoyed three days of racing in the Millennium Cup here in Auckland. Back at the loft we have been hugely busy as yachts prepare for the upcoming Med summer season ...[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]
NZ National Match Racing Championships: New Video from FMJ Racing
By Mel Benton, ,
9:51 PM Thu 22 Nov 2012
Will Tiller and the FMJ racing team won the recent RNZYS 2012 New Zealand Match Racing Championships. Will Tiller and the FMJ racing team won the recent RNZYS 2012 New Zealand Match Racing Championships
Skipper Will Tiller, Brad Farrand, Harry Thurston and Shaun Mason from Full Metal Jacket Racing beat top professional sailing crew of Gavin Brady and his crack crew of Ryan Houston, Rob Sal ...[more]
NZ Match Racing Nationals: FMJ Racing dominate top quality fleet
By FMJ Racing,
8:48 PM Tue 13 Nov 2012
FMJ Racing have dominated the 2012 New Zealand Match Racing Nationals with the strongest fleet the nationals have ever seen!
The line up for the Nationals was tough with some great teams including Luna Rossa with former world number one Francesco Bruni on the helm, ...[more]
Full Metal Jacket takes back to back wins in Grand Slam Series + Video
By FMJ Racing,
9:07 PM Tue 11 Sep 2012
The New Zealand match racing team, Full Metal Jacket Racing, have taken out the Oakcliff Invitational in Oyster Bay to win the last two events on the Grand Slam Series.
Following on from the Knickerbocker cup, two bays over in Oyster Bay, Oakcliff Sailing Centre held the 2012 Oakcliff Invitational. ...[more]
Perfect scoreline wins 2012 Mistral Class Championships
By Katharine Davis, Cockle Bay ,
6:54 AM Tue 3 Apr 2012
An excellent weekend racing at Tamaki Yacht Club has just concluded for the 2012 Mistral Class Championship.
The sun came out on both Saturday and Sunday and the wind was enough to add a little excitement.
The Handicap prize was won by Rob Mason and Stephen Atkinson in 77, Mistarius ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Sanya's sails get serviced at Doyles
By Richard Gladwell,
10:13 AM Wed 14 Mar 2012
Team Sanya has checked her Volvo Ocean race inventory into Doyle Sails loft in Auckland's Avondale for a full service ahead of the start of the fifth Leg on Sunday, and In Port racing starting tomorrow, Thursday.
Doyle's Chris McMaster says that Team Sanya will be getting some new sails including a fractional Code Zero for the next leg. 'We only started discussing the sail four days ago with Mi ...[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]
Join the Stratis sales team - Do you excel under pressure?
By Steve Pinselaar,
8:33 PM Thu 25 Aug 2011
If you can shoot the breeze with the best of them about sail shape, innovative fibres and race sail project management we need to talk. Stratis is the new generation race sail membrane engineered at Doyle New Zealand with proven performance on the most demanding racing yachts around the world. ...[more]
If you excel under pressure, Stratis can put you in a prime position.
By Stephen Prinselaar,
7:11 PM Tue 23 Aug 2011
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. ...[more]
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