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Doyle Sailmakers, based in Salem, MA, has recently announced that it has been awarded the contract to supply the complete sail inventory for the upcoming 60m performance sloop under construction at Perini Navi. The inventory encompasses a staggering 10,200 square meters (110,275 square feet) of sail area including what will be the world’s two largest spinnakers. The yacht is scheduled for completion in early 2014 and will make her debut at the 2014 St. Barths Bucket.
The order reinforces Doyle’s commitment and expertise in engineering some of the largest projects in the Superyacht industry including the sails aboard Maltese Falcon and M5, two of the world’s largest and most sophisticated sailing yachts. Essential to the success of this program will be the contribution of Doyle CFD’s analysis which is being used to model all aspects of the sail shapes and loading, completely integrating data from the boat’s hull and rig in real sailing conditions. This will ensure that the sails as well as the associated hardware are all up to the task of propelling this yacht through the water.
After several months of discussions, the final inventory was decided on after reviewing a number of possible combinations with an eye on smooth sail crossovers for an aggressive racing schedule the boat has planned. For upwind sailing, the boat will have a 840 sqm mainsail which is complemented by a range of headsails – a reacher, a blade jib, a working jib, and then a Code 0 for light air conditions. The upwind inventory will be constructed of Doyle’s proprietary Stratis membranes which have proven themselves on many of the world’s most glamorous Superyachts. This technology will enable Doyle’s engineers and sailmakers in Salem to construct high performance sails with minimal weight.
Downwind is where the boat will really shine. “We looked at every material available for these spinnakers and realized that there wasn’t anything in existence that would deliver the performance we were looking for,” explains CEO Robbie Doyle. “We partnered with Dimension Polyant to develop a new high-performance Polyester spinnaker fabric that is reinforced with Dyneema for durability and burst strength.” The new cloth allows the sails to be light and soft like a traditional spinnaker yet has tensile strength on par with other, heavier options. The addition of Dyneema to the cloth will ensure that the sail resists tears, essential to success on the Superyacht racing circuit. The boat will have two spinnakers, one measuring in at 2448 sqm and the other at 2170 sqm. In addition, she will be equipped with a 643 sqm spinnaker staysail set with a top down furler.
“With this project we are fortunate to take everything we have learned in the last 30 years on both Superyachts and Grand-Prix race boats and put it all together in one package,” comments Doyle. “We are extremely excited to be working with the project management team at Perini Navi, Future Fibers and Ron Holland Design to see this through its completion.” The order caps a string of good news for Doyle Sailmakers in the Superyacht arena, highlighted by the recent debut of the 50m Sloop Ohana, new inventories for the 52m Prana, 45m Artemis, and the launch of the 40m Perini Navi Sloop State of Grace with a full Doyle inventory. When the 60m performance sloop launches next year, it will be spectacular to see her perform.
With the J/70 named the 2013 Boat of the Year over 300 J/70s sold, fleets springing up all over the country and with almost 40 J/70s signed up for Key West Race Week, Doyle Sailmakers is excited to be making fast, easy to tune J/70 sails.
During the second week of December, Jud Smith and Greg Marie from Doyle One Design went to Miami, Florida for a 2 day tuning session. This tuning session was designed to check over some of the slight tweaks made to the designs and to develop a tuning guide to ensure the maximum boat speed from Doyle J/70 sails.
The latest on our J/70 designs:
- Added a radial clew to the main for a lighter stronger clew.
- Kept the cross-cut midsection for smooth transition at batten ends.
- Testing has made it increasingly clear that the best VMG in light to moderate air will be achieved by sailing deep running angles.
- Our spinnaker design has been optimized for deep soaking angles while still being able to reach when planing.
Having a few other testing partners around in Miami gave us the opportunity to test rig tune and trimming methods.
J/70 Sailing Demos
Sunday November 18
89 Front Street, Marblehead MA
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Help us welcome the newest and most versatile one-design racing fleet to New England – the J/70 speedster!
Get on the cutting-edge and own a J/70 – a manageable family racer/daysailer that can easily be trailered and ramp-launched. Our goal is to have 12 J/70s for Summer 2013 racing. Our goal is to have 12 J/70s for Summer 2013 racing.
Schedule of Events
- 1:00 to 2:00 PM J/70 will be on display
- 1:30 PM
- JEFF JOHNSTONE, President of J/Boats will introduce the J/70
- BILL LYNN of Atlantis Weathergear will discuss his recent J/70 sailing experience at the NYYC Invitational in Newport, RI
- JUD SMITH of Doyle Sailmakers & WILL WELLES of North Sails will speak about their respective J/70 sail development
- GREG WILKINSON, Boston Sailing Head Sailing Coach will present 2013 Marblehead J/70 Racing Schedule
- 2:00 ‐ 3:30 PM J/70 Demo sails, weather permitting.
Refreshments will be served.
The event is sponsored by:
Hill & Lowden, Inc. – J/Boats – Doyle Sailmakers – North Sails – Harvey Rigging – Atlantis WeatherGear
Click here for more information on Doyle J/70 sails.
The Annapolis Etchells Star Regatta in Annapolis was held October 20-21, 2012. Racing Etchells USA 102, Tomas Hornos, Chris Burd, Scott Sheffer and Lindsay Smith finished 2nd. Tomas sailed with a new shared outboard/inboard jib lead configuration and the new 2012 NLM-5 RS-6 jib with shorter leech length. This jib lead configuration is designed to replace in-hauling with windward sheet and provide a repeatable setting from tack to tack.
The jib leech is high enough to allow for clew blocks to be shackled on with a twist shackle or running jib sheets directly though clew ring. Lashing blocks could also be used instead through the clew ring to allow block load properly.
The shared inboard/outboard track was the brain child of tactician Luke Lawrence, sailing with Gary Gilbert on Annie. Chuck Poindexter of Sound Rigging was the first to install and test the idea on his Etchells. Frank Atkinson of Rigging Systems came up with the low profile track seen in the photos installed on Etchells USA 102. Jud Smith and Tomas collaborated on installing at an angle for range of adjustment.
Doyle Sailmakers’ One Design Team sail testing a pair of J/70s on Western Long Island Sound in preparation for Key West Race Week 2013 and the winter racing circuit.
Doyle One Design has been in high gear testing sail designs for the J/70. To ensure that Doyle J/70 sails are ready for the upcoming winter circuit, Jud Smith and the Doyle J/70 team utilized 3D modeling to design sails to fit the J/70 rig virtually.
This round of sail testing included Jud Smith, Mark Ploch, Paul Beaudin and Greg Marie from Doyle Sailmakers as well as Peter Duncan, Tom Blackwell, Andy Gilia, Luke Lawrence and Larry Suter.
The team 2-boat tested Doyle designs to determine the best Doyle design, then 2-boat tested the top Doyle design against existing J/70 sails including North Radian. The result – sails that tested faster than the competition over a 2-day session from ligh=e t to planing conditions.
With nearly 250 J/70s already sold, this class has quickly become the hottest new one design. The J/70 features a 22-foot waterline, high aspect rig, all carbon mast and boom.
Click here for more information on Doyle J/70 sails.
The Monaco Yacht Show is considered the most prestigious pleasure boat show in the world.
Robbie Doyle, Chris McMaster, Quinny Houry, Franceso Valenza and Matthew Bridge will be on hand to answer any questions and speak with you about the latest in sail design.
Be sure to stop by the Doyle Sailmakers booth at the 22nd Monaco Yacht Show stand QS75 in Darse Sud.
Wednesday September 19th to Saturday September 22nd 2012
10 am – 6:30 pm
Port Hercules – Boulevard Albert 1er – Principality of Monaco.
Main entrance: Darse Sud entrance.
Other entrances: Chicane and Parvis Sud entrances.
General public: € 70 / day (purchase on site only).
Professional visitors: € 70 / 4-day pass.
Come visit Doyle Sailmakers at the 42nd Annual Newport International Boat Show September 13-16, 2012. Multiple waterfront facilities along America’s Cup Avenue host the Show including Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister’s Wharf and Bowen’s Wharf. All Show sites are accessible by land or by water taxi service. Be sure to stop by the Doyle Sailmakers Booth, at the NYC A Lot Land Display.
Come to the Doyle booth and see for yourself why the Doyle StackPack is the simplest, easiest way to handle your mainsail.
Lower the sail and see how the StackPack’s integral sail cover allows the main to put itself away, enabling quick and easy covering of the sail without the need for sail ties.
Hope to see you at the show!
Newport Waterfront, Newport, Rhode Island Along America’s Cup Avenue
September 13-16, 2012
Thursday VIP Day: 10 am to 6 pm
Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Adult One-Day VIP Ticket (Sept. 13) $30
Adult One-Day Ticket (Sept. 14-16) $18
Advance Tickets VIP Thursday $27 / Friday-Sunday $15** [ click here to buy ]
Children under 12 free when accompanied by an Adult
** Advance discount tickets are available on line, with an additional processing fee, or at the Newport Yachting Center box office. Advanced discount price cannot be combined with any other offer. Advance discount ends on Sept. 13th. On Friday only, visitors with a Military or Newport County Resident ID receive half-price admission
401-846-1115 or NewportBoatshow.com