Richard Bouzaid: Team coordinator and head designer
Richard oversees and coordinates design team activities, R&D efforts and sign off on final designs. He has been involved in sailmaking for over 20 years, has won the Whitbread Race and the America's Cup and was the sail coordinator and sail design team for both projects. Richard has been the designer for many one design and maxi yacht programs, which have won many of the biggest offshore and local events.
Our engineers created uniquely effective construction methods, sail handling systems, battens, batten systems, head, tack and clew attachments. Doyle solutions are highly engineered and elegant.
- Learn more about how Doyle designers use 3D model sails
Recognizing each sailboat has its particular set of unique characteristics. Doyle sail designers draw on a worldwide pool of veteran sail designers and design information, exclusive Doyle fabrics, proprietary sail design software, and wind tunnel testing. This creates sails which are strong, durable and hold their shape across the wind range.
The sail designers at Doyle, lead by Richard Bouzaid, utilize the world leading sail design software “SailPack”, which has the ability to 3 dimensionally model any sail at the actual flying shape onboard the boat, combined with various sail combinations and settings.