Doyle Sailmakers operate with a central design team. This team consists of highly qualified sailors who each bring different strengths to the team. Richard Bouzaid as the leading designer within the group leads the innovation and research for the Doyle Design team. The design tools are amongst the most advanced 3D modeling and airflow.
Doyle sails are engineered by experienced sailors with a world of know-how. The designs, loads and requirements are calculated on our in-house analysis and CAD programs. What makes Doyle Sailmakers standout from the competition is experience and practical knowledge that can only come from specialists in each specific area.
Specifics such as projected wind range, crossover charts and specifics of an individual sail can be modeled and predicted prior to the sail even being fitted to the boat – making the racing and cruising inventories more than just an estimation or guess at best as most sailmakers have done previously. The design team has the resources of all members of the Doyle group, which encompasses over 60 sailmaking operations.
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 Doyle 3D Design Capabilities View 3D models of several different boats
- Download SailPack Viewer To view sample 3D SailPack files
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.