Doyle’s Spinnaker Staysail is a specialty sail that is hoisted on reaching legs, when the apparent wind angle is between 80-135, and adds a large amount of sail area for no rating penalty. Set independently of any stay, the sail goes from the middle of the foredeck to the masthead. Generally, the sail is constructed of high-modulus, Code-0 type cloth, and needs a high modulus luff line as well, as the sail flies independently of any stay. Combined with an independent furling system, the sail can be easily set and doused, making it candidate to help with sail crossovers on high performance racing yachts.
Flown inside running sails, spinnaker staysails provide additional horsepower and better control. Utilises a furler for ease of handling and available in panelled or Stratis construction.
Panelled Staysail (left) Stratis Staysail (right)
Recommended True Wind Angle: 125 – 160 degrees
Recommended True Wind Speed: 6 – 20 knots