Doyle Sails NZ operate with a central design team. This team consists of highly qualified sailors who each bring different strengths to the team. Richard Bouzaid as the leading designer within the group leads the innovation and research for the Doyle Design team. The design tools are amongst the most advanced 3D modeling and airflow.
Analysis programmes available
Specifics such as projected windrange, crossover charts and specifics of an individual sail can be modeled and predicted prior to the sail even being fitted to the boat - making the racing and cruising inventories more than just an estimation or guess at best as most sailmakers have done previously. The design team has the resources of all members of the Doyle group, which encompasses some 40 sailmaking operations.
Doyle Design team head
Richard Bouzaid: Team coordinator and head designer. Oversees and coordinates design team activities, R&D efforts and sign off on final designs. Involved in sailmaking for 20 years. Winner Whitbread Race and America's Cup (sail coordinator and sail design team for both projects). Designer for many one design and maxi yacht programmes having won many of the biggest offshore and local events.