From its inception, Doyle Sails has been committed to making sailing more enjoyable and satisfying for its customers. Our commitment to the cruising sailor has been to make sailing easier and increase the performance of their boats.
Doyle offers a range of strong, durable cruising sails, designed to suit the requirements and budget of every owner. Learn more about our Stratis GPC Cruising range here. The Doyle team are committed to finding a solution for every customer, no matter what their budget or requirements.
Complementing our sail range, we also offer a number of unique handling systems.
There are two main material options for upwind cruising sails:
Dacron offers low cost with long-term durability.
CL Mylar offers improved performance over a Dacron sail, but without compromising longevity.
The APC Cruising Gennaker is an easy to trim asymmetrical spinnaker that offers more horsepower and performance in light airs and downwind conditions.
The Cruising/Furling Code Zero is a reaching sail that fills the gap between a genoa and a spinnaker, designed to improve performance in reaching conditions.
For convenience, the Doyle StackPack has become the standard for effortless mainsail storage. When combined with Lazy Jack lines the sail will simply fall into the cradle, reducing time and effort required to tidy up after sailing.
Modern Inboom furling systems offer the ultimate ease of handling without compromising sail shape or performance.
A genoa furling system makes your sails easier to handle. There are various options available, depending on requirements and budget.
An ATN Spinnaker Sleeve helps tame your cruising gennaker, making it a lot easier to handle. Ideal for boats with small or inexperienced crew.
A furling unit means that using a Code Zero is as simple as hauling on the sheet to deploy the sail, then pulling on the furling line to furl it away when finished.
GPC is the tough alternative to a performance film sail without the performance decrease commonly experienced from a standard panel construction, or from a laminated sail cloth produced by an external sailcloth supplier.
Because of the variety of fibres that can be selected, Stratis GPC is equally well suited to superyachts as it is smaller cruising yachts.
The use of a wide variety of different fibre combinations or even single use fibres allows us to custom build each sail to a particular customer’s requirements.
The fibres that Doyle use in Stratis GPC laminates are typically Polyester, Vectran, Technora and medium to low modulus carbon. These fibres are used in conjunction with specific resins which are selected for their long term durability and resistance to high humidity and wet conditions
External taffetas can be specified on either or both sides of the membranes depending on requirements for scuff-resistance.
GPC laminates can also incorporate added compression and primary yarns to fully address the issues associated with roller furling sails.
Custom reef points built into the laminates also help improve performance through a wide range of conditions.