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News Doyle powered yachts dominate at St Barths Bucket 2016

21 Mar 2016

Doyle superyacht customers put on an impressive performance at the 2016 St Barths Bucket, held off St Barthelemy from 17-20 March 2016, with wins in three of the five pursuit classes that saw nearly 40 yachts compete. 

In Class B: Les Elegantes des Mers 38m P2 topped her recent victory at the Loro Piana Caribbean Regatta & Rendezvous with another win, taking 2-1-1 in the three races. 


P2 - image by Breed Media

In Class C: Les Femmes des Mers 37.6m Axia won with an impressivley consistent performance, winning all three races.

In Class E: Les Grandes Dames des Meres 56m Rosehearty and 50m Ohana first equal, with Rosehearty first on count back. Justin Ferris of Doyle Sails New Zealand reported great sailing on board Ohana, "We saw huge performance gain with the new Stratis carbon ICE race Jib," he says.


Rosehearty - image by Breed Media

All of these winners have recently invested in the sail packages, with their improved sails proving their worth on the sail course. New sails being commissioned included a new staysail and jibtop for Axia, a new A3 and mizzen staysail for Rosehearty, a new A2 for P2 and Ohana's new ICE race jib. "We are delighted to see Doyle powered yachts performing so well in regattas and these latest results show just why so many owners are now turning to Doyle Stratis for their racing sail packages," says Mike Sanderson, Head of Sales at Doyle Sails New Zealand. 

Congratulations to all entrants for three days of exciting racing, with other Doyle customers in the regatta including Blue TooClan VIII, Persues^3, Silencio and Emmaline.