Winning sailors know that when the boats are identical, sails become the major opportunity to gain a performance advantage.
Doyle Sails One Design utilizes a computational simulation environment to engineer sails that are faster out of the bag, easier to trim, and maintain their designed shape through a greater wind range.
ABOUT THIS LOFT
Doyle's well recognized One Design department is headed up by Jud Smith, 2006 and 2018 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. Jud was born and raised in Marblehead, MA and learned to sail with his father, David Smith. Most recently, Jud skippered his J70 ‘Africa’ to win the 2018 World Championship after winning the 2017 J70 World Championship as bowman on ‘Relative Obscurity’. Jud now has 10 World Championship wins under his belt. Jud is the 2006 Etchells World's Champion, a former IOD World Champion, a two-time Mumm 30 World Champion, and the 2006 Rhodes 19 National Champion. Jud is also the 2015 J70 North American Champion, the 2010 Sonar North American Champion, on the winning team for the 2012 Sonar Worlds, as well as the 2008 Etchells North American Champion, the sixth time he has won the Etchells North Americans. He has won numerous other championships in other one-design classes. Jud was the mainsail trimmer on Stars and Stripes during Dennis Conner's 1995 America's Cup campaign. Smith has been a sailmaker for over 30 years and is regarded as one of the ﬁnest One Design sailmakers in the world.
Jud’s daughter Lindsay Smith, manages the One Design team and has been working in the sailmaking industry since 2012. Tomas Hornos, who is known to campaign in the prestigious Star class and the stable Rhodes 19 class alike, has been in sales and sailmaking for a decade with Doyle. Willem van Waay offers his expertise in numerous One Design classes as an outside sales rep. Our in house sailmaking team has been together for over a decade creating consistent products you can count on.
Willem van Waay