CRUISING DOWNWIND

From the beginning, Doyle Sails has been committed to making sailing more enjoyable and satisfying for their customers.

Cruising sailors look for sails that are reliable, durable and easy to use. Whether it's a lazy sail back to port or a fast passage to the next secluded bay, Doyle downwind cruising sails will get you there with the speed and ease of handling which only their experience and expertise can deliver.

CODE SAILS


A cruising Code Sail can often be the missing link between a genoa and a gennaker for cruising yachts. Gaining power in light air and the ability to use one sail in a wider range of angles, both reaching or running. A Cruising Code Sail is lightweight and easy to handle, providing greater efficiency to your yacht.

CONVENTIONAL | CABLELESS

ASYMMETRIC


An asymmetrical spinnaker is a sail used when sailing downwind, it can be described as a cross between a genoa and a spinnaker. It is asymmetric like a genoa, but, the asymmetrical spinnaker is not attached to the forestay over the full length of its luff, being rigged like a spinnaker. The asymmetrical spinnaker has a larger camber than a genoa, making it optimal for generating lift but the camber is significantly less than that of a spinnaker.

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SYMMETRIC


spinnaker is a sail designed specifically for sailing off the wind from a reaching course to a downwind, i.e. with the wind 90–180° off bow. The spinnaker fills with wind and balloons out in front of the boat when it is deployed, called flying. It is constructed of lightweight fabric, usually nylon, and is often brightly colored . It may be optimised for a particular range of wind angles, as either a reaching or a running spinnaker, by the shaping of the panels and seams.

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Beneteau Top Down Furling

TOP DOWN FURLING A3

The newest addition to the Doyle Sails range of easy to use, reliable downwind furling sails is here. The ideal sail for cruising and racing, with even more benefits for shorthanded sailing.  Designed as an A3 that furls top down, this sail utilises the ‘Spanish Windlass’ technique – delivering a nylon sail that is cost effective, easy to use and reliable.

SPANISH WINDLASS | The Spanish Windlass technique is used to shorten the cable prior to the sail being furled. This means that the cable is tight for the furl, but loose enough for the sail to continue to project when unfurled.

MATERIAL | This sail is built out of high quality nylon for furling reliability.

STACKPACK


StackPack is a mainsail handling system comprised of a fully battened mainsail with integral lazy jacks and a cover that opens automatically to accept the sail as it is lowered.

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ANAMOLY HEADBOARD


The Doyle Anomaly Headboard solves a major handling issue with modern square top mainsails with a very robust and elegant solution.

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CRADLE COVER


The Doyle Cradle Cover was developed by Doyle Sails so that a StackPack can be easily removed from the main. If the main needs repairs, a new main can be put on and the Cradle Cover reinstalled.

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FURLING SYSTEMS


Make sailing easy and stress-free. Choose from our range of furling systems below - available for upwind and downwind sails. Whether cruising or racing there's an option for you.

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