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Doyle Sails International Newsletter - September 2021

by Danielle Burridge/Doyle Sails 27 Sep 14:44 NZDT 27 September 2021
Stark Raving Mad IX (Jim Madden) winner in the Conanicut Yacht Club Around the Island Race on their new Carkeek 47 powered by Doyle Sails. © Cate Brown Photography
A note from Doyle Sails CEO, Mike Sanderson

Sitting here in managed quarantine in New Zealand now seems like a world away from the amazing two weeks of sailing that myself and many others had the opportunity to enjoy at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia last week. There was no doubt, a different atmosphere this year at the regatta, an especially positive one, one where people seemed very aware of how lucky we were to be sailing around in this beautiful location, in beautiful boats with what the world is going through - but man, did they do it well and at no time did it ever feel risky or irresponsible. This is going to be the new norm for a while and as sailors I have no doubt that we will be able to adapt well and make the most of it.. Congratulations to all the events that have made the extra effort to make the regattas happen around the world. 
I have now been with Doyle Sails for more than ten years and seeing our representation at the Maxi Worlds was an impressive sight - I feel immensely proud of what the whole Doyle family has achieved as a team over the years. Funnily enough, I still often feel like the 'new guy' around here and it's when I read the wonderful articles and stories like '20 years of Stratis' that i remember what a privilege it is to be part of Doyle Sails with such a rich history and strong group of people. 
Stay safe and happy sailing!

TWENTY YEARS OF STRATIS  | Seahorse magazine talks all things Stratis with Richard Bouzaid, the humble beginnings, technological leaps and bounds and the exciting places Doyle Stratis is heading. Read more here.
Baltic 117 Perseverance | A modern classic with a sustainable touch. Perseverance boasts a very modern approach to emissions and the environment. Read more here.
Sunbeam 32.1, Powered by Doyle Sails Austria | There were many rumours about the new Sunbeam 32.1 in advance - most of them true! This weekend sailor is quite different to most other yachts of this size and delivers on all counts. Read more here.
Not all sails are created equal | Not all sails are created equal, and Doyle Sails explains why including Carbon in Superyacht sails is a necessity. Read more here.
Stark Raving Mad XI | The around the island race is the flagship sailing event of the Conanicut Yacht Club and the crown jewel of Narragansett Bay Yacht Club - this year Stark Raving Mad XI was the overall winner. Read more here.
THE BIG REVEAL  | Infiniti Yachts has revealed the first Infiniti 52 at Composite Builders yesterday. The boat has been commissioned in Holland, MI and campaigned by Tulikettu Racing from Finland. Powered by Doyle Sails. Read more here.
COLLABORATE WITH DOYLE | Calling all Brand Ambassadors, Content Creators and Key Opinion Leaders. We want to collaborate with the most creative forces in sailing to help tell Doyle Sails story. Read more here.
DOYLE SAIL CARE ADVICE | Here are some pointers to help you identify potential causes of damage to your sails as well as ways you or your Doyle Sails service team can assist in preventative and regular maintenance. Read more here.
DOYLE SAILS EXPERT ON UPWIND IN SURVIVAL CONDITIONS | Pro sailor and veteran of numerous round the world and ocean races, Stu Bannatyne, talks Andy Rice through the best ways to tackle survival conditions //  Read full story here. 
MEET US AT THE SHOW | With Boat Show season well underway check out where you can meet with your local expert. Doyle Sails would love to link up with you, in-person at the Boat Shows, at one of our lofts, or online. We look forward to connecting with you, and giving you a face to the brand, to discuss the innovations and developments we are making at Doyle Sails. Read more here
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