Doyle Sails Australia’s One Design customers have seen some impressive results over the past year.
Back in November 2015 Doyle sails won the New South Wales championships in the J24 class, winning eight out of nine races convincingly. Sean Kirkjean, who is the record holder of most J24 national Championship wins in history, steered Arthur Crothers Kaotic to victory. “We combined our designs, which have won at least 15 J24 State and Nationals Championships with the Doyle Stratis technology and the results were astounding,” says Shane Guanaria, of Doyle Sydney, himself a former national champion in the J24 Class.
2015 was a successful year for sailors using Etchells sails made by Peter McNeill from the Doyle Lake Macquarie loft and the excellent results have continued into 2016. The winners of five major Etchells regattas over the past year were using McNeill’s sails exclusively. The team of Yandoo XX, skippered by Jeanne-Claude Strong, took out the prestigious 2015 Milson Silver Goblets on Sydney Harbour and then won the super competitive 2015 Australasian Winter Championship. Peter McNeill and his crew on Iris III won the 2015/16 Queensland State Championship, held by Southport Yacht Club on the offshore course at the Gold Coast. Peter then backed up this result with a win at the 2016 NSW State Championship recently held at his home club on Lake Macquarie. Over in Perth, Brad Sheridan, Gary Smith and Brett Shoebridge, sailing Tusk, were victorious at the 2015/16 Syd Corser Regatta held on the Swan River.
In February 2016 Jeff Carter and the Edake crew won the Corinthian Trophy at the Rolex Farr 40 world championships using full Stratis ICE sails. Doyle Sydney sailmaker Scott Francis was the primary trimmer onboard.
Doyle’s 16 foot skiff sails won the Australian Nationals for the seventh time in 10 years and with our Stratis sails starting to make more of an appearance in the class we are looking for further development and dominance in what is the most competitive skiff class in Australia.
Nick Rogers beat his own record in the Prince Philip Cup for the classic International Dragon class by winning the Cup for the 11th time.
Showing real diversity throughout all One Design classes, Doyle customers also had wins in the Mirror Class Nationals for the second year in a row and in the Heron Class.
The Doyle Australia team is hugely experienced in a wide range of One Design classes. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this experience please contact us with any enquiries.