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Doyle Sails announces significant partnership with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's charity Live Ocean

by Doyle Sails NZ 14 Jun 12:33 BST 14 June 2021
New Zealand SailGP Team helmed by Peter Burling in action on Race Day 2 of Bermuda SailGP - Event 1 Season 2 in Hamilton, Bermuda. 25 April © Simon Bruty/SailGP

Doyle Sails has announced its partnership with marine conservation charity Live Ocean, and comes on board as a major supporter. The global sail making business says there is an “obvious and very natural fit” between Doyle Sails and Live Ocean, with a shared commitment to excellence on the ocean.

Live Ocean was founded by sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke in 2019. It funds, supports and amplifies the messages of ambitious New Zealand scientists and innovators and also connects people to the ambition for a healthy ocean.

The message of ocean protection and restoration is now taken to the world stage through the New Zealand SailGP Team, which has Live Ocean as its Race for the Future charity partner. In December 2020, Doyle Sails announced their partnership with the New Zealand SailGP Team and also as the Official Sailmaker to SailGP.

Today they are also announcing an official partnership directly with Live Ocean. Co-founder of Live Ocean and co-CEO of the New Zealand SailGP Team Peter Burling says “we are stoked to have Doyle Sails on board with Live Ocean and the NZ SailGP Team. To have a world class sailmaker that’s owned and operated out of New Zealand and shares our environmental values is a pretty special alliance to have.”

“As sailors, we spend a large part of our lives on the ocean, and it is our obligation to our future generations to preserve the ocean as best we can. At Doyle Sails, we have a primary focus on reducing our environmental impact, and already have a number of lofts around the world operating at carbon zero levels and the partnership with Live Ocean it the perfect opportunity to do more. Ultimately, we are a group of sailors who share similar philosophies across performance, technology, innovation and sustainability as we both continue to redefine sailing on the global stage – with as little footprint as possible” says Doyle Sails CEO Mike Sanderson.

Burling continues “we’re really pleased to see Doyle Sails come on board and support the ambition for a healthy ocean”.

His long-time sailing partner and co-founder of Live Ocean Blair Tuke says “sailors have a special connection to the ocean and have seen first-hand the effects of human impact. It’s time for us to really focus on how we protect and restore the ocean and with partners like Doyle Sails we can do that”.

About Doyle Sustainability: Since 1982, Doyle Sails has delivered outstanding quality and innovation to our loyal customers across the globe. As a global business, we recognise that all our business activities has an impact, both on the people involved in our products, our community and the environment.

The ocean’s health is key to the sustainability of our business, and we endeavour to continuously improve our actions to ensure this is protected. Our Voyage to a Better Future pillars are our company standards and values, which outline our goals and achievements for a sustainable business. We have developed our pillars in-line with the World Sailing “Sustainability Agenda 2030” recommendations, helping to ensure our pillars are aligned with the global industry standards. Learn more here.

About Live Ocean: To have a healthy future, we must have a healthy ocean. We need to foster an ocean with clear, clean water, abundant fish populations and thriving marine ecosystems. Where we prioritise the importance of the ocean in a healthy future and invest in knowledge that supports this ambition. Where we understand that by restoring and protecting our ocean, we all benefit. Learn more about Live Ocean here.

About Doyle Sails: As sailors, our obsession with sailing connects us to the water. The water is our playground, a sanctuary where we seek enjoyment, a competitive playing field where we race as comrades; it’s sometimes our home and always a place that unlocks our sense of adventure wherever that adventure might take us.

Our obsession with sailing takes us to every corner of the world and onboard every yacht. We become part of teams, share in the adventures of friends and families, sharing our knowledge and experience with those who have the same passion for sailing as we do. Sailing is in our DNA, where the water unlocks our sense of adventure. We are the custodians of a legacy that has been supporting sailors for close to four decades, and while our world changes around us, our commitment to sailors who seek the same enjoyment and adventure as we do hasn’t.

From our sailors to yours. We are your experts in sailing. Your adventure starts with Doyle. By sailors, for sailors.

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