Doyle Bluewater - Performance Cruising Sails
The Doyle Bluewater Line is the ultimate in offshore performance cruising sails. All sails are fully customized with exceptional handwork, chafe protection and construction details needed to provide thousand of miles of ocean sailing.
What else can you expect from the Bluewater Series?
- Years of experience with offshore cruisers has helped us fine tune the details.
- Personally measured and fitted.
- Computer designed and cut.
- Full compliment of materials, from high tech Dacrons to high-modulus paneled cloth to the Doyle Stratis GPc line offers high-end performance in durable cruising sails.
Stratis™ GPc is our top of the line option in terms of Performance Cruising Sails. The combination of Technora, Vectran and Carbon yarns, with layers of Taffeta laminated on both sides of the sail, offers you the ultimate combination of strength, durability and resistance to stretch.
The Cruise Laminate range of sailcloths available on the market today are a far superior option to those available just a few years ago. The developments in lamination techniques and yarn content have produced a cloth that offers an excellent compromise between performance, longevity and value for money.
Dacron is still the most popular choice for cruising sails on boats up to 40’. It offers excellent value for money, easy handling characteristics, and long term durability, while still holding a nice sail shape.
Magnified view of tightly woven Dacron.
This is a fill-oriented weave, in which the warp fibres (running from the upper left to the lower right) are woven over and under the straight fill yarns. In this construction, all of the crimp is in the warp and stretch in the fill direction is minimized.
In addition to the materials mentioned above that are traditionally used for upwind sails, Doyle Sailmakers also produces two downwind sails that are specically designed for cruisers wishing to get the most out of their boats. The APC is our cruising asymmetrical that features unique geometry that lets it fly out away from the boat in undisturbed air. The UPS fills the void between a genoa and a spinnaker, and excels in light wind at closer angles and then can sail in deeper angles as the wind decreases.
Please visit our Downind Cruising page to learn more about these two options.