This year marks three years since Doyle Sails Structured Luff technology became a mainstream product and changed the game of sailmaking as we knew it. In the last three years, the technology has cemented its place on board some of the most high profile and high-performance Grand Prix race yachts and Superyachts around the world and delivered winning results.
As a tried and tested product, this technology is applied to all yachts including Cruisers, Racers and One Design sails delivering more durable, reliable and easier to handle sails. The innovation continues with our international design team developing the technology towards the next generation of Structured Luff sails.
"After eight years of developing and validating the performance benefits of its Structured Luff technology, Doyle Sails passed a significant milestone in 2019 when the concept reached the market-acceptance tipping point o become mainstream. Customers have seen and understood the benefits of Structured Luff technology and increasingly the pro sailors seeing the performance gains."
Doyle Sails CEO Mike Sanderson
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Doyle Sails Structured Luff technology? Exclusive to Doyle Sails, Structured Luff technology is a different approach to upwind and downwind sail design with a special focus on the luff area of a sail. The superior design providing extended aerodynamic benefit, easier trimming and handling, and reduction in loading on the boat and rigging.
What types of sails can I get with a Structured Luff sail? Doyle Sails Structured Luff technology is available for Mainsails, Headsails, Staysails and all others.
How do Structured Luff sails work? This begins from the design, with the load share of the sail that is usually in the luff (or headstay) of the sail being redistributed through the rest of the sail evenly. This takes load of the luff of the sail, allowing the luff to fly 'freer' and often to windward. This enables more speed from greater projection. By incorporating Structured Luff technology these sails become more stable and efficient through a wider range of conditions.
Is there are difference between a Structured Luff Racing or Cruising sail? The theory is the same. With cruising sails, the focus remains solely on reducing the weight of the sail so that it takes less people to handle, while also reducing the need to constantly adjust the sail shape. Racing Structured Luff sails allow more control over the sails luff and shape than ever before. Also lighter and faster than any other sail on the market.
Which Structured Luff Sail is right for you? Structured Luff sails are exclusive to Doyle Sails and whether you are racing or cruising, each sail is custom designed and purpose built to suit your requirements.
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