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Press Release

February 6th, 2009
Vendée Globe: the winner is D4® Membrane Technology!

August 27th, 2008

March 15th, 2006
Sailcloth GPL DT, Kempen, March 2006

February 14th, 2005
Vincent Riou "Le Terrible" sails to the Vendée Globe victory in a record time

September 2nd, 2004
Olympic Games Athens 2004: In the sailing competitions more than 50% of all medals were won with sailcloth from DIMENSION-POLYANT

Februar 1st, 2004
DIMENSION-POLYANT takes over Sail Membrane Production D4®

Press Clipping

January 2011
Bootswirtschaft 1/2011 (PDF, 290 KB)

December 2010
Yacht 24/2010 (PDF, 429 KB)

July 2010
Yachting Monthly (PDF, 3.19 MB)

November 2009
SuperYacht Industry (PDF, 4.46 MB)

October 2009
Seahorse (PDF, 2.9 MB)

October 2009
Yacht (PDF, 1.0 MB)

September 11th, 2009
Superyachtbusiness (PDF, 1.7 MB)

September 8th, 2009
Mundoyate (PDF, 510 KB)

September 14tn, 2009
Dockwalk (PDF, 1.02 MB)

September 2009
The Best Superyates Marinas (PDF, 4.7 MB)

September 2009
SuperYacht Industry (PDF, 146 KB)

August 2009
vele&velerie (PDF, 622 KB)

June 25th, 2009
David Glenn's blog

April 2008
Yachting World Spain (PDF, 80 KB)

March 2008
Flest Nationer Nogensinde (Bådnyt) (PDF, 1 MB)

November 4th, 2007
Final statement hanseboot Hamburg (German version) (PDF, 19 KB)

Yacht - Reprint (German Version)  (PDF, 2.7 MB)

D4® Membrane Sails and the Superyacht Group
(Meer und Yachten, German version)
 (PDF, 322 KB)

April 2007
DIMENSION-POLYANT discovers the Superyacht Scene
(bootswirtschaft, German Version)
 (PDF, 103 KB)

July 7th, 2007
Hydra Net® radial - "Catches the Wind" (SZ, German Version)  (PDF, 137KB)

News archive

French America’s Cup Team
The French America’s Cup Team (Team Energy – Skipper: Yann Guichard)
finished 2nd at the America’s Cup series of San Diego with our D4® Membranes.

Congratulations to the Team Energy.
Rustler 33 Launched with Full DP Inventory
The newly launched Rustler 33 with her exceptionally beautiful lines is turning heads wherever she is seen. Underneath the classic looks however, a modern fin keel, performance rig and full locker of sails from DIMENSION-POLYANT materials provide superb performance. Sails supplied by Penrose Sailmakers, Falmouth, UK. ... more
Viper 640 North American
Brad Boston of Doyle winning the Viper 640 North American using the
NEW PXB scrim this Fall.
Congratulations to Brad and his Crew.
Winner of Copa des Rey 2011, Spain
Full DIMENSION-POLYANT sailcloth inventory RPN, AP HTP® and Flex®.
Congratulation to the Team!
Congratulations to Captain Ian Savage of S/Y Annagine who was the proud winner of the Suunto Regatta watch during the Monaco Yacht Show. Ian took part in the DIMENSION-POLYANT draw which was held at the Captains Hideout, Stars’N’Bars. Uncoincidently S/Y Annagine has recently been fitted with a new D4® sail inventory.
Check out the beautiful yacht below

18 Foot Skiff Nationals at Parkstone Yacht Club, UK
With some exciting conditions it was Team Pica that won the UK 18 Foot Nationals 2011 sailed from the beach at Sandbanks in Poole. Sailing with Mainsail from GPL05 and Jib from ODL06/09 a string of seven 1st and a 2nd meant a 15 point lead by the end of the regatta. ... more

DIMENSION-POLYANT one of the presenting sponsors
With an impressive nine points (3-1-1-3-1), the Silverhawk takes home the championship title. Terry Blanchard's Geneva boat is pictured here with Maya and Finn Burdick and Chapman Petersen. ... more

Youth Regatta, UK
Supported by DIMENSION-POLYANTs “The Power In My Sail” campaign Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club put on an excellent event for the regions aspiring young sailors. Despite a terrible weather forecast both novice and experienced fleets of 10-16 year olds still managed 2 full days of exciting training and racing. Much fun was had by all competitors, well done to all that took part. ... more

Doyle Sailmakers UK, DIMENSION-POLYANT recommended Superyacht Service
Transatlantic Race – Maltese Falcon completed the race in a 2nd place
in the Open Class

Maltese Falcon, the massive 289’ Perini Navi built for Tom Perkins and recently acquired by Elena Ambrosiadou, recently finished the Transatlantic Race sporting an entirely new inventory built from DIMENSION-POLYANT Square® Weave Polyester fabrics. ... more

J Cup Regatta Class 1 Overall J111
1st place at J Cup Regatta Class 1 Overall J111, using D4® MP
from Ultimate Sails sailed by Kevin Sproul, and Gary Owen.
MOCRA Nationals 2011, Plymouth, UK
With 6 wins from 6 races Simon Bakers Dazcat 1150 ‘Drama Queen’ became MOCRA National Champion 2011. Another Dazcat, Rupert Kidd’s ‘Suenos’, followed in 2nd place. Both boats used D4® Fastline Membranes to power them to success.
Congratulations to all.

J80 Nationals in Dartmouth England
Kevin Sproul of Ultimate Sails won the J80 Nationals in Dartmouth England,
using 100% DIMENSION-POLYANT sailcloth, a complete range of sailcloth woven polyester main, D4® Jib and NEW RPN Racing Spinnaker.
Congratulations to Kevin and his crew. RPN leaflet

DIMENSION-POLYANT 12' skiff 2010-11 season, Australia :
Hi Nick, Just wanted say thanks again for your continued support of our 12ft skiff racing program. We had unprecedented success in the 2010-2011 season winning the 3 major championships, this has not been achieved in the class for over 20years. Without your support these results would not have been possible, we looking forward to working with you and DIMENSION-POLYANT into the future. ... more

Notes from John Fries, Designer Evolution Sails Mystic:
"Virago" a Swan 100 took both first in class and first in fleet at the 2011 St Bart's Bucket, quite a showing for one of the smaller boats at the event A key factor in Virago's success was a strong edge in pointing ability upwind.... more

DIMENSION POLYANT ist "Offizieller Sponsor der Internationalen Deutschen Jüngstenmeisterschaft der Optimisten 2011".
Die IDJüM findet statt vom 30.70.-05.08.2011 in Kiel
55.000 sm auf WALROSS IV -
Faber+Münker-Segel aus Hydra Net® und anderen DP-Tuchen
Für die Mammutreise bis nach China und Neuseeland und wieder zurück um das Kap Hoorn wurde das WALROSS IV (Nissen 57´) kürzlich mit dem „Goldenen Kompass“ der SKWB und mit dem „Regattapreis“ durch TRANS OCEAN ausgezeichnet ... more
J24 World Championship, Sweden
Moose Mc Clintock, DIMENSION-POLYANT USA, was a member of the J-24 Crew winning the World Championship last August in Sweden. DIMENSION-POLYANT is proud to have such successful sailors in its team.
National J22 – Trophée des Champions, France
Jean Yves Jaffrezic (Manager X-Voiles), Pascal Périot and Pierre-Yves Tinel won the National J22 with DIMENSION-POLYANT Sailcloth (AP HTP® plus in GV and Jib and Spinnaker Precision RPN 0.6). Congratulations to the Crew.
DIMENSION-POLYANT wins Contender European Champs
The Contender European Championships in Marseille was won with ODL 04 1.0mil.
The regatta was sailed in generally 15-18knotts of wind with more than 90 boats competing. The sail was designed and built by Truflo Sails, Sydney.
Rolex USA-IRC National Championship
The New York Yacht Club just completed the Rolex USA-IRC National Championship consisting of 5 classes. We are proud to say that two of the Classes IRC4 which was a J122 and IRC5 was a J109 won using D4® Multi PanelTM in their inventories.

World Youth Champions 2010
The French boys Gael Jaffrezic and Julien Bloyet won the World Youth Champions 2010 in the high performance 29er dinghy with DIMENSION-POLYANT Sailcloth. Congratulations to the Crew.
World championship 18’ Catamaran
Olivier Backès et Arnaud Jarlegan are the winner in the World championship 18’ Catamaran with DIMENSION-POLYANT Saillcoth Flex® 13 Pen / PE 10. Congratulations to the Crew.
SY Ganesha using D4® membranes
SY Ganesha using D4® membranes supplied by Evolution Sails NZ wins first race at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta.
DIMENSION-POLYANT sailcloth took a leading role to utilize recycled fabric and custom X-Ply® laminating to produce a one-of –kind ground breaking fabric.
David Thomson, who raced as co-skipper aboard Class40 Mowgli in the 2008-09 Portimao Global Ocean Race and is signed up to race the 2011-12 Global Ocean Race with Alex Alley, is currently undertaking another extraordinary high-seas adventure.
DP Superyacht Service plaque - Dolphin Sails UK
''Matthew of Dolphin Sails UK receives his DP SY Service plaque at an Oyster Regatta'', Dolphin Sails are amongst the growing number of prestigious sail lofts around the world that make up the DP approved SY Service network. These lofts offer a professional repair and warranty service for Superyachts, check out the full list on the Superyacht page.
DIMENSION-POLYANT Superyacht Sailcloth
Seahorse (PDF, 2.9 MB)
Yacht (PDF, 1.0 MB)
Superyachtbusiness (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Mundoyate (PDF, 510 KB)

Dockwalk (PDF, 1.02 MB)
The Best Superyates Marinas (PDF, 4.7 MB)
SuperYacht Industry (PDF, 146 KB)
vele&velerie (PDF, 622 KB)

505 World Championships, San Francisco
The 505 World Championships in San Francisco were won by Mike Martin and Jeff Nelson of the US using GPL00 in both their main and jib.  The 2nd and 3rd place finishers also used GPL00 for their sails.  Conditions were very rough with the typical thermal breezes getting up to 30 knots.  Martin and Nelson also won the 505 North Americans the week before the World Championships.
North American Championships, Chicago
Rick Lyall of Wilton, CT, won the J-109 North American Championships in Chicago.  In winds ranging from 5-25 knots, Lyall posted all top 4 finishes to end up 10 points clear of the 2nd place boat.  Rick's main and class jib were D4® MP sails.
DIMENSION-POLYANT Superyacht Sailcloth
Optimum performance - Superior longevity
David Glenn's blog
J-24 World Championship
The J-24 World Championship were won by Mauricio Santa Cruz of Santa Cruz Sails in Brazil, using a brand new D4® MP genoa, 260SF HTP® mainsail and F75 spinnaker. He won a close battle over Chris Larson with North Sails who was using an ODL09/06 genoa, 260 SF HTP® main and F75 kite as well.
Michel Desjoyaux was the first to cross the finish line at the harbour of 'Les Sables D'Olonne' on the french atlantic coast. The 43yr old frenchman completed the race in a record 84 days, 3 hrs, 9 mins on his boat Fonica. The record was previously held by fellow frenchman Vincent Riou. Desjoyaux acheived his second victory, having won the race eight years ago, but this time breaking the course record by over 3 days. more ...
H-Boats - Swedish Championship 2008
The Swedish Championship 2008 in the H-Boat Class was sailed out of the beautiful fishing village Stenungsund on the Swedish West Coast. Against a record size fleet of 70 boats.  5 races of 8 were won by Henrik Edmann using DIMENSION-POLYANT AP HTP® plus in his Jib and Mainsail.
Congratulation to the winner.
DIMENSION-POLYANT – Welcome to the Captains’ Hideout
September 22 -27, 2008, Monaco
more ...
Albacore UK Nationals
Michael McNamara won the Albacore UK Nationals recently in Looe Cornwall, UK. He was using McNamara Sails made of DIMENSION-POLYANT 165 Square ® HTP® plus. Congratulations Mike.
International 14’ Championships in Germany
The International 14' Championships were won recently in Germany with DIMENSION-POLYANT ODL styles. Congratulations to the crew.
Oyster Regatta, Cowes UK
Class I and 2 at the recent Oyster Race held in Cowes were won with DIMENSION-POLYANT DYS® and DCP. Congratulations to the crews.
D4 WINS 6m Europeans
'Westaway Sails Owner John Pollard, recently won the 6m Europeans using a full inventory of D4® Membranes. The event took place in the South of France. Congratulations to John and his crew.
'The Superyacht Cup Ulysee Nardin 2008-Palma 11-14th June 2008.
DIMENSION-POLYANT are proud to be a sponsor of this prodigious event held in the fantastic location of Dique del Oeste, Palma Mallorca. more ...
40th Wiibroe Cup May 10-12,2008 - Denmark
Last week-end the 40th. Snipe Wiibroe Cup was sailed just north of Copenhagen. 51 Snipes from 8 nations participated in the races. more ...
Solo Record
DIMENSION-POLYANT is proud that our materials helped Vittorio Malingri to set this new record. X-Tech was used on main and headsail and Formulon and Dilon were used in the spinnakers. Our congratulation to Vittorio Malingri! more ...
Hydra Net® radial 303 - It’s finally here!
This is what sailmakers and yachtsmen have been waiting for. After many months of development and trials the woven high-tech fabric Hydra Net® radial is now available in a lighter 300g/sqm. more ...
Key West - Interview with John Gluek
He is at Key West Race Week to represent DIMENSION-POLYANT and to seek contact to active sailors to exchange information. We spoke to John Gluek, President of DIMENSION-POLYANT USA, about his involvement at the international race week in Florida.. more ...
Boat Show Review 2007/2008
It seems that even with the advent of the internet, boat shows still hold a great fascination for many people. This can be no more evident than at the Hamburg boat show (hanseboot), here yachtsmen can get the latest information directly from DP. more ...
10 Years D4®: Interview with Brad Stephens
Australian Brad Stephens was one of the principal developers of the D4 membrane system. He has worked in the area of sail design since 1975. We spoke with him on the subject of D4. more ...
Tornados at Kiel Week: FLEX® the material of future world champions. Based on their reputation as high speed machines, Tornados are considered the “Formula 1 of sailing” in the Olympic classes. Sailcloth for Tornado sails not only needs to be fast but also needs to be robust to handle the high loads. more ...
DIMENSION-POLYANT - Hydroptère World Speed Record: 47.6 knots: A multihull has never sailed so fast! Alain Thibault, the skipper and owner of Hydroptère, achieved this speed with the help of D4® load path technology. In 25 knots of wind, Alain’s all-Carbon 18 metre Trimaran, flies across the water on foils. more ...