Our exclusive Cableless technology is a revolutionary sailmaking application that eliminates the use of torsion cables - increasing the range in upwind and downwind angles results in more luff projection and less weight.
Initially designed as a concept to redeﬁne and test the boundaries of traditional cabled code sails, Cableless sails have now become one of the most sought after and recognisable applications in the industry -
Winning all over the world and leaving competitors struggling to catch up.
WHAT IS THE SECRET?
Cableless technology sees an uninterrupted lens of unidirectional ﬁbres designed in the luﬀ of the sail take the load from the tack to the head. The secret behind the concept is that the load is taken along the sails natural load path instead of requiring many tons of cable tension to try and keep the luﬀ tight. In the case of a Cableless Code Zero, the luﬀ is pushed to windward creating a far straighter luﬀ for a fraction of the load and allows the luﬀ to be eased and ﬂown for deeper angles. When it comes time to furl the sail away, the bands of unidirectional Carbon running down the luﬀ allow for a quick and easy ‘bottom-up’ or 'top-down' furl.
The lower loads required for Cable-less sails means weight savings can be made in the mast, rigging, bowsprit and deck systems. The loads can be up to 30% less than a cabled sail, making sails lighter and easier to handle.
Every Superyacht project Doyle Sails is involved with is using this technology to some extent, with some new build projects exploring going all in and taking it to its full extent.
WE'RE AHEAD OF THE GAME
This is a product that has been under development since 2016 and has been tested at the highest level of the sport in the last year.
Given Doyle’s past experience in engineering sails that are able to save weight and handle enormous loads, Cableless sails are a perfect extension of their resources to deliver an easy to handle, lightweight product that has application for all yachts.
The combination of Doyle’s experienced design and engineering team and the Stratis production process to run long, uninterrupted carbon ﬁbres has ushered in this groundbreaking improvement to both upwind and downwind sailing.