Doyle Sails - materials

By: Doyle Sails  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Boats, Cruising Boats, Performance Cruising

Stratis™ GPc

Stratis™ GPc is our top of the line option in terms of Performance Cruising Sails. The combination of Twaron and Vectran Yarns, with layers of Taffeta laminated on both sides of the sail, offers you the ultimate combination of strength, durability and resistance to stretch.

Cruise Laminate Mylar/Spectra

The Cruise Laminate range of sailcloths available on the market today are a far superior option to those available just a few years ago. The developments in lamination techniques and yarn content have produced a cloth that offers an excellent compromise between performance, longevity and value for money. CL Mylar is a very popular choice for performance cruising boats up to about 50’, while CL Spectra is more popular on larger boats where long term durability is desired.


Dacron is still the most popular choice for cruising sails on boats up to 40’. It offers excellent value for money and long term durability, while still holding a nice sail shape.

Magnified view of tightly woven Dacron.

This is a fill-oriented weave, in which the warp fibres (running from the upper left to the lower right) are woven over and under the straight fill yarns. In this construction, all of the crimp is in the warp and stretch in the fill direction is minimized.

Keywords: Boats, Cruising Boats, Performance Cruising

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STRATIS™ RACINGAdvanced sail technology for unsurpassed performance

Combining world-leading design with innovative engineering and materials technology, Stratis™ sail laminates are custom designed and manufactured to the individual specifications of each sail. Specialised design and manufacture deliver unsurpassed shape retention and performance throughout the most demanding race conditions. Stratis™ advanced fibre-aligned sails make load-path technology available to the racer and cruiser racer alike.


Powerful performance with better shape retention, higher strength and greater durability

The ultimate in high performance cruising sails, delivering competition level performance, combined with durability, for years of easy handling and trouble free sailing. Sails fabricated in the conventional method by cutting and placing many separate panels, can only approximate the different load paths of a sail. Advanced technology enables full load path fibre layouts to be mapped to each reef point on both mainsails and furling headsails.


Doyle Sails

Here at Doyle Sailmakers, we have built our reputation on some basic, but fundamental principals; Good designs, the best available materials and impeccable attention to detail. Our personal service and after sales support ensure that purchasing your sail from Doyle Sailmakers will be an enjoyable experience. Our unswerving commitment to these attributes ensures that Doyle Sailmakers remain the world leader in the cruising market.


Doyle Sails - mainsails

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. Fully 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.