CRUISE

CRUISE

Cruise

Our answering commitment to these attributes ensures that Doyle Sailmakers remain the world leader in the cruising market.

In addition, our personal service and after sales support ensure that purchasing your sail from Doyle Sailmakers will be an enjoyable experience.

MAINSAILS INFORMATION

Battened Mainsails

Battened mainsails are an excellent choice for cruising sails, as they help prolong the life of the sail through reduced flogging when raising, lowering and tacking the sail. They also offer extra support, meaning your sail will hold its designed shape a lot longer.

Something to consider is that it is important to use good quality hardware at the luff end of the battens.

In-Boom Furlers

In-Boom Furling Units are becoming more and more popular on mid-size and larger cruising yachts, where they offer the opportunity to have a fully automated furling system without compromising the sail area or performance of the Mainsail. This is because we can build a sail with full-length battens and the same roach profile as we would on a standard Mainsail.

In-Mast Furlers

In-Mast Furling Units are usually found on older cruising boats but still a very popular choice for the off-shore market. They offer a very convenient way to furl the sail and offer a user friendly shorthanded solution to the cruising sailor.

Traditionally the inmast furling Mainsail was viewed as an inefficient sail for windward performance but with the solution of vertical or Doyle patented swing battens performance is greatly improved.

Mainsails
  1. Radial Design
  2. Crosscut Design
  3. Furling
Standard features
  • Full or Standard battens according to design and choice (Vertiacal battens for furling mains optionally).
  • Batten and luff cars, webbed slides or rope according to choice.
  • Performance roach profile
  • Loose foot
  • Leech and Foot lines
  • Tell Tales
  • Reef Points (Number decided over design and customer choice)
  • Headboard
  • Optional Cunningham
  • Bag or Zipper Turtle & Sail Ties
Additonal Options
  • Tapered Battens
  • Draft Stripes
  • Sail Numbers
  • İnsignia

HEADSAILS INFORMATION

Cruising Sails – Genoas

Genoas in a cruising inventory usually comprise of one, or a combination of, the following sails; Roller Furling Genoa, Yankee and Staysail.

Our sails come complete with all of the standard features you would expect with a new sail, such as sail bag, adjustable leech line and tell tales etc. In addition, all of our Furling sails come with a UV Suncover along the leech and foot, as well as a rope luff to help flatten the sail when partially reefed.

R/F Genoa

On most boats we usually recommend a Furling Genoa should be approx 135% overlap, or about the size of a standard #2 Genoa. We have found through years of experience anything bigger than this becomes quite inefficient once you start reefing the sail down.

If you also plan on doing some racing with the boat and think you will need a bigger sail, then it is advisable to have a dedicated 150% #1 Genoa which you can then save only for racing. This means you don’t wear out your #1 Genoa by using it all the time for Cruising and vice-versa with your Furling Genoa

R/F Yankee

This is a sail with a very high cut clew, usually sized at around 100% - 110% overlap.The high clew means the sail can fly away from the boat when eased sheets, so it is an excellent sail for Reaching and is therefore most commonly used as an offshore sail. Due to the height of the clew, we bring the leech line over the head of the sail and down the luff to make it adjustable at the tack.

R/F Staysail

A Staysail is usually only seen on boats larger than about 45 feet in length. This is because you need to have a large enough slot between the mast and the primary forestay to accommodate the intermediate forestay. If this gap is too small and you try flying a Staysail in between the Main and Primary Headsail, then you won’t get an efficient slot effect between the sails and may actually harm your performance. However, if that slot is big enough, then a Staysail can be very beneficial to the boat speed.

A Staysail will work particularly well when flown inside a Yankee, as it will fill the gap very nicely and create another slot between the sails.

Please not that in Racing jibs we use the Terms Code1 (windspeed 0-10 tws), Code 2 (8-18 tws), Code 3 (17+ tws) and Code 4 (24+ tws) for specific jibs that differ in area, load distribution and design according to their specified uses. Like all our Sails, these too are designed by world class professionals who know YOUR need and how important it is to gain those extra seconds.