For 2014, 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.
We also developed the MHL (Marblehead Light) Jib for 2014 Newport Worlds conditions. This jib is available in 270 HTP.
Due to popular demand, we are keeping the DCM jib as it is a proven sail that many are very comfortable with. Going forward, we have developed a new, higher twist 280 NLM-6 for light to medium wind conditions where the DCM jib has been so popular.
We still continue to use Dimension 240 HTP cloth for the AP, APG and APSD mains. 2014 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.
APG 240 HTP Main
The new 2014 “tweener” main with a version for all mast types. Used by Peter Duncan to win the Piana and Sid Doren Regattas. This main features cord depth between the AP and APSD mains.
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 APSD and sets up on straighter mast tuning.
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 the 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.
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.