GraySail puts top people and the best technology to work for you with well over a century of
combined experience among us. An elite staff of technical minds, we have a wide range of
on-board specialties: Engineering, biology, psychology, sociology, physics, mathematics, and
more. Our vast and varied knowledge will provide to you an astoundingly broad base of
information, assisting in every area of your project development.
At GraySail, we take pride in our craft. Always striving to deliver beautifully functional elegance in the utilization of your information, we love nothing more than a challenge! Bring us a seemingly unsolvable problem, and the GraySail professional staff will crank out a customized, scalable, elegant solution.
In the time of Napoleon, the British Navy overcame enormous challenges to become the finest naval force the world had ever seen. Outnumbered and outgunned by the larger navies of the continental European powers, the British navy rose to the challenge with highly disciplined crews commanded by daring and relentless captains.
An English man-o-war ready to leave port was a portrait of orderly perfection, with fresh paint, gleaming brass-work, snowy white sails… and the perfection had a purpose. The best crews tirelessly cleaned, organized, and shifted ballast daily so that their ship was always in perfect fighting trim. They practiced gunnery; firing shot after shot at floating targets and coastal features until the ship was blackened with gunpowder, and the sooty residue permanently discolored the ship's carefully maintained sails. When it came time to form the line of battle, this careful preparation paid off: a well-disciplined British ship had a firing rate up to twice that of their opponents, and the guns were aimed with an uncanny accuracy that made French and Spanish captains think twice before they engaged even the smallest of English ships.
The gray, powder-stained sail of an English warship was the sign of a disciplined
and relentlessly practiced crew. It stood as a testament to ingenuity, hard work, and a commitment
to mastery of skills. And at GraySail, it still does.