Newport, Rhode Island is one of the primary hubs in American sailing - with a longstanding sailing history making it both a major destination and home port, with some of the most renowned sailing and motor yachts in the world.
Since 2019, accomplished Superyacht and Grand Prix Sailor Tony Rey has led the Doyle Sails Newport operations based out of the Newport Shipyard. Early 2020, has seen some exciting developments to our team and Doyle Sails are pleased to welcome Alex Clegg, Rob MacMillan and Dave MacMillan, who have all joined Tony this year as the newest members of the Doyle Sails North American group.
The Doyle Sails Newport expansion continues later this year, when Tony, Alex, Rob and Dave will move into the large sail loft (currently occupied by Quantum) in Newport from 1st July 2020.
Tony Rey, a long-time Newport resident, is a world-class tactician, coach and race team leader with years of experience on the winner's podium in racing yachts from 15-200 feet. He is a veteran of the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and Olympics and has raced at the highest levels of Grand Prix circuits from Etchells and J70s to TP52's, maxis and superyachts.
Also, Tony is on the board of directors at US Sailing where he is working on innovative ways to help promote and participate in sailboat racing and cruising throughout the region.
Alex Clegg, who calls East Greenwich, Rhode Island home has a life-long association with sailing, working his way up from dinghy sailing as a child through to competing in the majority of Grand Prix regattas and Offshore races around the world. Alex brings more than ten years of experience with him to Doyle Sails Newport. As a member of both the New York Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club and East Greenwich YC he is at the start line of all local and regional races regularly. Before joining Doyle Sails in 2020, Alex Clegg was previously a Sails Consultant for Quantum Sails.
- 3 x Winner Newport Bermuda Race
- World Champion Melges 32
- North American Champion Melges 32
Grand Prix Regatta experience, with podium finishes, include Farr 40 World Championship, Farr 40 European Championship, Block Island Race Week, Key West Race Week, NYYC Race Week, Ida Lewis Race, Charleston Race Week, Copa del Rey, Swan 42 Nationals.
Offshore Racing experience includes Middle Sea Race, Chicago Mackinac, Newport Bermuda Race, Marblehead to Halifax, Montego Bay Race, Caribbean 600, Miami Havana Race.
Before joining Doyle Sails, Dave served as the New England Regional Manager for Quantum Sails and before that was the COO at Hood Sailmakers. His career started in academics as a teacher and a coach, before becoming the Program Director and President for Greenwich Bay Sailing Association. Alongside his coaching of sailing, Dave sails with a range of yachts at IRC, PHRF, One Design and Team Racing events. Dave notes that his success in sailing is largely related to the fact that he has had the opportunity to sail with and learn from some of the most respected and accomplished sailors on a local and international level.
Based in East Greenwich, Rhode Island Dave brings a wealth of local and regional knowledge to the Doyle Sails team.
The addition of Rob MacMillan to the Doyle Sails team brings not only sailing knowledge and experience but also a passion for sustainability. Prior to joining Doyle Sails Rob was with Quantum Sails and also held the role of CEO of Hood Sailmakers.
Rob is also the Co-Founder and President of 11th Hour Racing – a foundation committed to making the marine industry more sustainable. 11thhourracing.org