DOYLE SAILS RHODE ISLAND
ABOUT THE LOFT
Doyle Sails Rhode Island is a one-stop-shop for all of your sail requirements, with over 8000 sqft of space offering design, cutting and service capabilities as well as sail cleaning and storage.
Todd Johnston has lived in Rhode Island his whole life, growing up on the surrounding waters and is proud to be a lifelong sailor. With a long history racing one design and keelboats, he currently owns a Seaquest RP 36 ‘Goat Rodeo’, which he sails presently both fully crewed and short-handed while enjoying regular cruising with his family.
From the age of 14, Todd has been a sailmaker, opening his first sail loft in Rhode Island in 1984, before officially joining to Doyle group in 2004.
Primarily working with yachts in the Narragansett Bay, Todd enjoys helping his clients configure their sail inventories for both racing and cruising. Performance and quality are the driving factors behind every sail Todd and his team at Doyle Sails Rhode Island deliver. Taking pride in getting to know their customers, not only building or servicing their sails but education around getting more speed and enjoyment out of their sailing.
Key projects include:
Amadeus XP 38
Coconut Beneteau 36.7
Temptress Taylor 41
Goat Rodeo Seaquest 36
Sarah Beneteau 40.7
Todd boasts an impressive sailing career with his seven Newport to Bermuda Races including two class wins and several other offshore races including Annapolis – Newport, Marblehead – Halifax, Vineyard and Block Island Races. There is no shortage of experience in inshore racing either, with numerous Block Island and Key West Race Weeks along with many other regional regattas from New England to the Caribbean.
In Todd’s spare time, when not sailing or working in the loft, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, two children and four grandchildren. Still, he is never far from the water – kayaking, paddle boarding and racing remote-controlled boats. Todd is a member and sits on the Board of Trustees of East Greenwich Yacht Club and member of the Narragansett Bay PHRF Committee.