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.
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.
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.
A 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.
TOP DOWN NYLON 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.
FURLING RELIABILITY | Furling reliability is key to all cruisers and racers and one of the most important factors considered when a sail is designed by Doyle Sails - ultimately this comes down to the shape of the sail and the clew height when designed.
Previously, conventional furling sails similar to this have an external cable that runs from the tack to the head - at Doyle Sails this cable is built internally into the sail and housed with a luff pocket. With this seemingly small change in design, the results are dramatic. Furling reliability increases considerably reducing the chances of the sail counter-winding on itself, coupled with the Spanish Windlass system.
Pictured // Beneteau HANK with a Nylon Top Down Furling A3.