Doyle Sails sign significant three-year partnership with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

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The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) is delighted to announce a three-year partnership agreement with world-renowned sailmaker Doyle Sails. 

The significant partnership agreement includes Doyle Sails being recognised as the ‘Official Sailmaker of the RNZYS, Home of the America’s Cup’ across key 150th events including the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta and Barfoot & Thompson Bridge to Bean and all other local 150th sesquicentenary events. Doyle Sails will also be recognised as the naming rights sponsor of the RNZYS Wednesday and Winter series along with being a Major Partner and Corporate Member of the club.

The Doyle Sails Wednesday and Doyle Sails Winter Series’

As a New Zealand company owned and operated by three kiwi sailors, the continued support of sailors throughout New Zealand is a primary focus for Doyle Sails and with the RNZYS currently celebrating their 150th sesquicentenary, Doyle Sails is proud to sponsor two key events in the celebratory event calendar. 

From 1 December 2020, Doyle Sails will be the naming right sponsors to the RNZYS’ Doyle Sails Wednesday Series and Doyle Sails Winter Series. These are key club racing events in the RNZYS’s race calendar and the most extensive sailing series in New Zealand.

Mastercard Superyacht Regatta – 23 to 27 February 2021

Doyle Sails has signed on as the ‘Official Sailmaker’ for the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta, as well as being an ‘Official Day Sponsor’. With an international focus on New Zealand in 2021, the event is set to be one of the significant on-water events during the busy America’s Cup period. As a sailmaker that has redefined Superyacht sailing in recent years with their technology, supporting Superyachts (many of which already sport Doyle Sails inventories) in their backyard, is something Doyle Sails is excited about becoming involved with.

More information on the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta HERE

Bridge to Bean – 28 February 2021

The second RNZYS 150th event, Doyle Sails is the ‘Official Sailmaker’ for the inaugural Barfoot & Thompson Bridge to Bean, an event designed to support grassroots sailing in New Zealand, something Doyle Sails is very passionate about strengthening. Alongside becoming a showcase of dinghies and foiling vessels as they race from the Auckland Harbour Bridge to the iconic Bean Rock lighthouse. The RNZYS is expecting hundreds of entries and promises to be a sight to behold. 

More information on the Barfoot & Thompson Bridge to Bean HERE

RNZYS Mastercard Youth Training Programme

Doyle Sails has always been a keen and loyal supporter of the world-famous RNZYS Mastercard Youth Training Programme with a number of sailors and sailmakers at Doyle Sails having graduated from the programme, it is regarded as the best in the world. 

Doyle Sails is proud to continue their sponsorship for the next three years, with the addition of a Doyle Sails Boat 9, which will proudly sail with the Doyle Sails logo adorning both sides of the hull. 

More information on the Mastercard Youth Training Programme HERE

RNZYS CEO Hayden Porter is thrilled to have Doyle Sails come on board with the Squadron in such a big way, and is looking forward to working closely with them over the next three years – 

“It is fantastic to have Doyle Sails, a company that is extremely well recognised in the global sailing community, throw their support behind the Squadron in such a big way. Not only have they taken on our two biggest club racing series, but they have also embraced our 150th celebrations and become completely involved in two of our biggest on-water events in 2021.”

“Their support for our Mastercard Youth Training Programme has always been outstanding, and to be able to continue this historical relationship between our organisations on what a much larger scale is now is very exciting. I thoroughly look forward to working with the team at Doyle Sails for the next three years and am confident it is going to be a superbly fruitful partnership for both of our organisations.”

Mike Sanderson, Doyle Sails International CEO and one of the most well-respected sailors in New Zealand said – 

“Doyle Sails is all about supporting sailors that share the same passion for sailing as we do. The opportunity to continue to work with such an iconic club with everything from grassroots and youth sailing through to the strongest club racing fleet in New Zealand is exciting. With the spotlight well and truly on New Zealand sailing and event calendar which sees the RNZYS, the Home of the America’s Cup host an international Superyacht regatta in 2021, it is a partnership we’re very proud to be part of – we’re looking forward to getting into it” 

More on Doyle Sails

Doyle Sails is all about sailing; they put your journey at the very heart of what they do to deliver the ultimate enjoyment and performance to your adventure. In every world-wide sailing hub, you will find a local Doyle Sails loft nearby, where the quality, performance and customer service you have come to expect from Doyle Sails can always be found.

From dinghies, club racers and cruising yachts, through to Grand Prix campaigns and Superyachts, Doyle Sails are the experts to help you find the perfect sails to match your sailing style.

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For more information or enquiries for RNZYS, please contact:

RNZYS PR & Communications Manager 

Andrew Delves

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