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Doyle Sails May 2023: A round up of the key events and developments

by Doyle Sails 5 Jun 2023 21:31 NZST 5 June 2023
George Sakellaris' Proteus prevailed in today's race around Capri - IMA Maxi European Championship © IMA / Studio Borlenghi
WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS | Doyle-powered ALEA wins Best Sailing Yacht above 50m and Best Sailing Yacht of the Year at the 2023 World Superyacht Awards, where each year, the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the most remarkable superyachts from across the globe is recognised.

In the "Best Sailing Yacht below 50m" category, Southern Wind's, Doyle-powered SW105 Sørvind has been recognised as the winner.
These prestigious awards celebrate the exceptional craftsmanship and innovation behind the construction of these state-of-the-art luxury yachts. 
DOYLE-POWERED MAXI EUROPEAN RESULTS | George Sakellaris and his team onboard Proteus claimed second place at the recent Maxi European Championships.

The regatta was an excellent result for all the Doyle boats in what was a very tricky regatta, with very light winds, lots of rain and many traps and holes around the courses to get stuck in, said Doyle Sails chief designer Richard Bouzaid, and trimmer onboard Proteus  Read more here >>
G-SPOT | Doyle-powered G-Spot, skippered by Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio, dominated the season-opening Club Swan Racing regatta with an impressive five consecutive race wins, taking the top spot with 4.0 points. G-Spot demonstrated unparalleled mastery of their ClubSwan 36 and exceptional teamwork throughout the regatta. Their incredible winning streak is a testament to their skill and dedication on the water.

With the latest Doyle Sails technology onboard and with the recent announcement of the Doyle Sails x Club Swan partnership, we are pleased to be showcasing the world-renowned by sailors, for sailors ethos to others.
DENMARK SAILGP TEAM | The Danish team are Season Three's Impact League Champions  
Nicolai Sehesteds team picked up a total of 1,566 points across the 11-event season - beating the New Zealand Team, helmed by Peter Burling, by just five points.

Doyle Sails was proud to have partnered with the team as they worked towards their sustainability goals. Athletes have developed a new on-water waste management solution made from recycled SailGP sails, which could set a new standard for recycling and waste reduction at the worlds best sailing events and regattas. Read more here >>
SHOTGUNN WINS | Round One of the UK Cape 31 Race Circuit kicked off with the Royal Ocean Racing Club Vice Admirals Cup this weekend, with Doyle-powered Shotgunn securing first place. Owner/Driver Michael Wilson and his team were all class as they headed into their second season with the boat.

"We're not here to just make up the numbers," said Wilson, "It's a big commitment from my team and me, but life is too short not to have a go."

Doyle Sails are a proud class partner of the Cape31 International association. Round Two of the UK series is on the 9th of June. 
BRAD MARSH JOINS DOYLE SAILS |  Brad Marsh is named as Chief Technology Officer, the latest powerhouse acquisition by Doyle Sails. Brad will lead the global design and project management teams, including research and product development; he will also be a solid addition to the Doyle Sails senior leadership team.
Joining Doyle Sails is an opportunity I am very excited about. As a customer and long-time follower of Doyle Sails, I have observed the company lead our industry with new technology and innovation." Says Marsh 
Read full article here >> 
MATEUSZ KUSZNIEREWICZ | Polish sailor Mateusz Kusznierewicz has not only claimed 2 Olympic medals in the Finn class, a Gold at the 1996 Games and a Bronze at the 2004 Games, but he has also won over 40 Internationals regattas in Finn, OK Dinghy, Star and won the prestigious ISAF Sailor of the Year award. 

Doyle Sails were the sailmaker of choice for Kusznierewicz and his team of Przemyslaw Gacek, Ed Wright at the 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Circolo Vela Torbole late in April. The team rounded out the event with a 10-point lead over their competitors in the 8-race regatta. Read more here >>

AQUARIUS II :  Godfrey Cray is the owners project manager on his third Royal Huisman build, 58m Ngoni, 56m Aquarius and now 65m Aquarius II , due for completion in 2024.

"Doyle Sails are pleased to once again be working with Goddy on another project, mutual respect and understanding between us all have produced some of the most spectacular superyachts," Said Doyle Sails Chris Blunden

Find a Q&A with the owners project manager, Godfrey Cray, in the article here >>
Photo credit : Tom van Oossanen
GALATEIA | Congratulations to Doyle-powered WallyCento Galateia wins 2023 Palma Vela. 

Doyle Sails Palma expert and professional sailor Luke Molloy was part of the regatta-winning team alongside Design Director, Richard Bouzaid, who commented, "It was a fantastic event for Galateia; the team sailed the boat really well, and we were happy to have secured the win ahead of the last race".
THREE-PEAT | Tom Slingsby's Australian SailGP team claimed the one-million-dollar prize in a nail-biting sprint to the finish after going head-to-head with Peter Burlings New Zealand and Emirates GBR in the three-boat, winner-takes-all Grand Final.

Doyle Sails expert Kyle Langford was on board for the historic win! 
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