New loft for Doyle Sails

Doyle Sails latest loft is based in Galway Doyle Sails latest loft is based in Galway
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Doyle Sails International has opened a new loft in Galway.

The loft, formerly known as West Sails, has a floor area of 450sqm. The facility is based in Galway Docks and will be operated by MD Donal Small, West Sails former owner and sailor Yannick Lemonnier and sales consultant Evan O'Connor.

“As the largest sail loft in Ireland we wanted to join with the global leader in high performance sails, which has the same track record in delivering excellent customer satisfaction,” said Donal.

And he said business will continue as usual for the loft that offers services in sail manufacturing, sail repair, covers and marine trimming.


Launch workshops will take place in Galway, Belfast, Dublin and Cork which will be led by Donal, whose offshore sailing achievements include Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race, Fastnet Race, Middle Sea Race and Caribbean 600. He has also completed transatlantic and transpacific crossings during his time as a superyacht captain.

He has also managed a number of campaigns and has coached the Irish Paralympic Sailing team for London 2012 and also was involved with the British Paralympic sailing team for Rio 2016.

The loft has won investment from Kilcullen Kapital Partners led by Irish sailor Enda O'Coineen.

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