The first ever Corfu Challenge featuring a world-class fleet of Maxi 72's offered challenging sailing conditions for both the coastal and windward leeward races. It was amazing to see so many Doyle customers flying our sails and making top rankings! A special spotlight on Proteus for winning overall in the regatta.
Another mention goes out to Evniki which was the first time a group of young sailors, under the guidance of veteran professionals, have raced in such a high-profile Maxi 72 event. Over the course of the week the team did exceptionally well to keep up with some of the highest skilled sailors in the world.
We were also very pleased to hear that Bella Mente's new Cableless Code Zero from Doyle Sails New Zealand was a huge success and even received positive attention from their competitors.
The Cableless Code Zero is a sail in which an uninterrupted lens of uni-directional fibres designed in the luff of the sail takes the load from the tack all the way to the head. This advancement will give the ability to ease the tack up effortlessly and get more luff projection for deeper angles – more range, less cost. Although the sail itself is more expensive due to the added fibre, it is still less than the price of a sail plus a cable.
Bella Mente with Cableless Code Zero behind Proteus. Notice the luff profile on Bella isn't sagging compared to Proteus luff cable which is...
Results have been incredible and at this rate it's highly likely that we will see this new product being used by the majority of the fleet in next year's Corfu Challenge, or so we hope!