Yachting Developments have been undertaking a full refit on Paul Blakeley’s Swan 90 Spirit and Doyle Sails NZ have supplied the rigging and a full suit of Stratis sails to the yacht. The yacht will be used as a cruising racer and her inventory consists of a Stratis main, staysail, roll furling blade, Code 0 and full size running gennaker. “I liked working with the Doyle Sails NZ team from the outset – we had really good conversations and talked about sail choices that truly reflected our needs," says Blakeley. "We wanted sails that would give us good boat speed and yet were durable, practical and manageable for a small crew. We have also been able to keep our options open, for a bit more racing if we want, and Doyle have worked well with Yachting Developments to ensure all the rigging and deck gear supported the overall concept.” Expect some running shots of the yacht following her launch on 2 April.
Spirit's gennaker in progress