Doyle Sails was proud to once again sponsor the St. Barths Bucket, which was held from March 28-30 2014. Superyachts from all around the world were on hand for what turned out to be perfect racing conditions. Members of the global Doyle Sailmakers team were on hand sailing on many of the boats at the event: Doyle Sailmakers founder and president Robbie Doyle was onboard the 37.2m Sparkman & Stephens designed Axia; Chris McMaster and Justin Ferris from Doyle NZ were onboard the 50m Dubois Ohana; Quinny Houry from Doyle Palma was on the 45m Perini Clan VIII; Matt Bridge from Doyle NZ was on the 37.1m Dubois Moonbird, which was sporting a full set of new Doyle Stratis ICE sails; and John Baxter from Doyle Chicago was on board the 33.8m Ron Holland Blue Too.
The conditions for the week were near perfect with 15-22kts. In the end Moonbird, fresh off her win in Class C in the BVI’s, placed 2nd in the Mademoiselles class followed in 3rd by Blue Too. In addition to Blue Too winning the last race, she also took home the Alloy Trophy for the best performance by an Alloy yacht. The 31m Dubois Sarafin finished in 4th place in the Mademoiselles division also using a new Doyle Stratis Jib.
In the Grand Dames Class the 50m Perini Silencio also won the last race in her class to put her into 3rd in her division. 48.9m Perini Silencio was using a new Doyle A2 spinnaker for the regatta. She finished one point clear of the new 40m Perini performance sloop State of Grace which also used an entire inventory of Doyle sails.
Congratulations to all of the winners and looking forward to the 2015 St Barths Bucket.