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Doyle Etchells Sails

For 2015, Etchells jibs are now available with optional shorter leech lengths for inboard sheeting over the edge of the cuddy. All of our jibs are available in standard max (long) leech, 25mm or 50mm shorter.

Mainsail Selection

We still continue to use Dimension 240 HTP cloth for the AP and AP-2 Mains.  2015 Doyle Etchells mains feature larger vision windows and all Epoxy RBS Battens are standard.

When ordering your main, it is essential that you provide specific mast deflection information for your mast, so we can cut the luff curve to fit your rig.

AP-2 240 HTP Main

The new 2014 “tweener” main with a version for all mast types. This main features a deeper cord depth than the AP Main.

AP 240 HTP Main

For heavier air venues (6 - 25 knots) and newer, stiffer Proctor, Sparloft and Smidmore masts, our new AP main will be your best choice. This is a flatter main than the AP-2 and sets up on straighter mast tuning.

Jib Selection

We now offer five jibs: the 270 MHL, 280 DCM, 280 NLM-5, 300 NLM-5 and 6.8 DCH-6. All jibs have adjustable spectra leech and foot lines as well as all radial corner reinforcing.

We offer many jib options but what is important is pairing jib for the venue at which you will sail most often. Everyone knows the DCM, a well proven jib that is easy to use and is an excellent sail for Miami and flatter water venues with a wind range of 5-18 knots.  Our MHL (Marblehead Light) is our newest jib but made from a lighter cloth, and is fuller than the DCM, therefore it is more powerful all around with a range of 0-13 knots.  The 270 MHL can be matched with a 300 NLM-5 or 6.8 DCH-6 for Newport conditions. Another jib pairing for Newport Worlds will be the 280 NLM-5 and the DCH-6 if seabreeze is stronger this year.

The DCH is a flatter jib made from strong 6.8PK and has range from 12-30 knots.  Also, all of these jibs can be cut with a shorter leech to allow for in-hauling. The DCH tends to get max leech since you don’t inhaul with the jib in breeze over 14 knots. 

270 MHL Jib

The new Marblehead Light Jib has more designed twist and camber for power in light air (0-13 knots) and waves without sacrificing point. Sinces its debut in mid 2013, the MHL Jib has won the 2013 Etchells Australian Nationals, Marblehead NOOD and Portland Lobster Regattas.

280 DCM Jib

If you're looking for just one all-purpose jib, we recommend the proven 280 DCM Jib for wind speeds 6 to 18 knots. It is known for its great pointing ability in smoother sea states and best suited for standard outboard sheeting.

280 NLM-5 Jib

We now use the 280 NLM-5 to replace the DCM medium wind range of 6-18 knots. This sail performs best with the inhauler system or dual track inboard sheeting.

300 NLM-5 Jib

This has become our most popular medium jib for wind speeds 8-20 knots. This heavier version performs best with the inhauler or dual track inboard sheeting.

6.8 DCH-6 Jib

For medium/heavy air, we recommend the 6.8 DCH-6 jib. New in 2013, the 6.8 DCH-6 is a flatter version of the 300 NLM-5 made from durable 6.8 Polykote with effective range from 12-30 knots. It has excellent pointing capability in all sea states. It can be sheeted outboard over 15 knots and inboard sheetd from 12-15 knots.

To read about the dual track sheeting set-up, click here.

Spinnaker Selection

Doyle offers three great spinnakers: the VMG Cross Cut, VMG Bi-Radial and AP Radial Runner. All designs are available in either AirX 500, AirX 600 or Superlite Nylon.

Doyle Etchells VMG Cross Cut Spinnaker

VMG Cross Cut

Developed in 2014, this spinnaker features a flatter head for improved VMG. It should be used in lighter conditions (0-12 knots) when the big runners have trouble flying. It was designed for higher angle downwind sailing.

Doyle Etchells AP Runner Spinnaker

AP Radial Runner

We recommend the new AP Radial Runner for most conditions running in 7-20 knots.

Bi-Radial Runner

This is the proven work horse kite for most conditions under 15 knots. It is the same design as the VMG Cross Cut in a bi-radial panel layout to extend range.

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