Cutting Mirabella V’s Huge Main Down to Size
When building sails for the world’s largest single-masted yacht (246 feet), Doyle Sails found the size and loads of Mirabella V’s sails dictated a new approach to construction sail methods.
In this design, the mainsail is composed of seven separate yet interdependent sections. Six full-length battens join the segments at their top and bottom edges to form the complete sail. Building Mirabella V’s sail in segments made construction, transport, and service significantly easier, as the largest of the sections did not exceed 315 square meters (3,389 square feet).
Doyle Sails International has filed for a provisional patent governing the construction of a Segmented Mainsail.
Photos courtesy of Doyle Sails.