Tony Rey has joined Doyle Sails as a partner to the US business effective immediately and is set to open a new Doyle Sails sales office. The veteran sailor, coach and race team leader will be working together with the founder of Doyle Sails, Robbie Doyle, as well as CEO Mike Sanderson and the management team of Doyle Sails International.
“I have always been impressed with the technology behind Doyle Sails, especially at Grand Prix and Superyacht levels,” commented Tony Rey on his new partnership. “Robbie Doyle is one of the great innovation trailblazers in our sport, and his sailing career has long been an inspiration for me having grown up racing in the US.” Photo: Doyle SailsRey brings with him years of experience as a veteran of the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and Olympics, having raced TP52s to maxis and superyachts. He aims to open the new Doyle Sales Office in Newport Shipyard on September 1, 2018.
“The North American market is changing fast, growing in new directions, with more yachts travelling the world than ever before so for us to have a strong presence in Newport, Rhode Island is essential,” said Robbie Doyle, founder of Doyle Sails. “Tony brings with him a wealth of contacts and experience and a drive to take the business to new levels and I look forward to working with him.”
“It’s high time that Doyle had a presence in Newport and I’m proud and excited to work with Robbie and the team in Salem, and with Mike and his New Zealand partners to grow Doyle North America to its fullest potential,” added Rey.
Doyle Sails was founded in 1982 and has built up a strong brand portfolio, business and customer base in North America over the years, counting 16 lofts across the country including its leading facility in Salem.