Introducing the new Doyle Sails Newport team

Newport, Rhode Island is a global sailing city where many America’s Cup Challenges and world championships have contributed to the growth of yachting and the sport’s storied past. Given Newport’s picturesque landscape and maritime history, sailors are inevitably offered a charming experience. With a large number of significant regattas and yachts calling Newport home, coupled with world-class facilities and hospitality, it is no wonder that Newport continues to strengthen its foothold as a top sailing destination.

The calibre of sailors and yachts in the region demand quality, performance and innovative solutions, which is what Doyle Sails is proud to offer. In August 2018, Doyle Sails opened its first sales office within the Newport Shipyard, where Tony Rey, a Superyacht, Ocean and Grand Prix sailor has worked with local yachts of all sizes delivering the Doyle Sails solution. Now, Doyle Sails is proud to strengthen the Newport presence even further with the addition of Rob MacMillan, Dave MacMillan and Alex Clegg.

Doyle Sails is also excited to announce that beginning July 1, 2020, Doyle Sails Newport will be located at 23 Johnnycake Hill Road in Middletown, Rhode Island – offering a full-service Doyle Sails facility in Newport, specializing in new sails, repairs, service and rigging. Along with joining the Doyle Sails Newport team, Alex, Rob, Dave and Tony all continue to cruise, race, coach, and support local sailing.

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. Tony is also 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.
Local sailor 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 competing in the majority of Grand Prix regattas and Offshore races around the world. Alex brings more than ten years of sailmaking experience with him to Doyle Sails Newport. As a member of 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.

Rhode Island resident brothers Dave & Rob MacMillan bring a wealth of sailing and sailmaking knowledge to Doyle Sails. Before joining Doyle, Dave served as the New England Regional Manager for Quantum and 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 acknowledges his success in sailing stems from his opportunity to sail with and learn from some of the most respected and accomplished sailors on a local and international level.

The addition of Rob MacMillan to the Doyle Sails team brings vast experience, knowledge and accomplishments in sailing, along with a passion for sustainability. Rob has held positions with Quantum Sails and also served as the CEO of Hood Sailmakers, and during his sailing career, Rob has been a key contributor to many winning teams. Rob is also the Co-Founder and President of 11th Hour Racing – a foundation committed to making the marine industry more sustainable.

Supporting Doyle Sails Newport is Doyle Sails designer Dave Armitage who is originally from the ‘City of Sails’ in Auckland, New Zealand. Dave’s impressive career has seen him sail at all levels of the sport including Optimist, P Class, Lasers, Keel Boats and Match Racing. Dave has competed at the international level in Lasers as well as winning the America’s Cup in 1995 with Team New Zealand. After moving to the USA in 1996, David joined Halsey Lidgard Sailmakers in Connecticut where he designed sails for a range of projects from dinghies through to America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race boats. In 2001, he joined Quantum Sails where he worked as a sail designer and trimmer for several successful one-design campaigns such as Farr 30’s, Melges 32s, Farr 40s and TP52’s.

This team is ready and committed to serving the sailing community at the highest level.

Tony Rey: tony.rey@doylesails.com
Alex Clegg: alexander.clegg@doylesails.com
Dave MacMillan: david.macmillan@doylesails.com
Rob MacMillan: rob.macmillan@doylesails.com


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