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Delivering Innovation to the Marine Industry

AzureProject: the sail-design software

AzureProject is the World's Leading Solution for Sail Design, Fiber Layout and Optimization. It is used worldwide by more than 200 designers to develop accurate and fast sails. It is user-friendly and available in various options to suit the sail-designer's individual needs.

The main capabilities are:


Design modules (AzureLite and AzureDesign) allow sail designers to work methodically through the various steps of rig modelling, sail mould shape design, panel layouts, corner patches and sail details. Panels and patches are saved in all file formats used in the industry.

Special design modules for gaff and multi-rigs are available in the Add-Ons

To aid sail design, Img2Des has been created to measure a flying sail shape from any digital picture or image of a sail.


The AzureProject fiber layout tool is used by fiber-membrane manufacturers. It is very user-friendly and allows user to control the layout accurately. Panels can be produced by any manufacturing machine.


The accurate analysis modules (Flow2 and Flex) enable the sail designer to optimise the sail shape, by calculating the sail drive force (in Flow2) and the sail’s flying shape and corner loads (in Flex).

The Advanced Analysis takes into account not only the specific panel layout but also the type of utilised sailcloth .

SA Evolution is the analysis tool specifically designed to optimise the fiber layout. It relies on robust aeroelastic analysis to achieve maximum results (weight and sail-shape control) from fibre layout sails.


To empower customer relationship and sale process, SMAR Azure have created AzureVision and AzureViewer to enable sail designer's customers and agents to visualise sail designs.

Dale Waagmeester, Banks Sails Northwest, US

"Using AzureProject, we design better sails first shot out of the bag for the one customer who dared to be different. He wins virtually every I550 regatta in the Pacific Northwest." I550