Sailing Sensation ANDREA CASALE from Genoa: A Journey from Optimists to Olympics and Beyond.

Doyle Sails Italy welcomes Grand Prix Italian sailor Andrea Casale to the team of ever-expanding experts, where he is set to join the world-class sales and project management teams.  

Casale’s vast knowledge and experience in the sailing industry make him an excellent addition to the Doyle Sails Italy team, where he will share his passion and knowledge for sailing with the many Grand Prix campaigns he will become part of, delivering the high-quality product and service for which Doyle Sails is renowned. 

“It’s really inspiring for me to have the chance to share my skills with Doyle Sails customers. I am very passionate to start working for a brand and a product that is terrifically expanding in the industry. Working in Doyle Sails will also give me the opportunity to team up with great sails experts and life-time friends”.

Salvo D’Amico, Managing Director Doyle Sails Italy, is very happy to have Casale joining the team: We are truly exited to have Andrea as part of our extraordinary group. The great career in professional sailing, together with the expertise and knowledge he has developed in sail-boat performance improving, will make Andrea play a key role in our team since the beginning, reflecting in the best way our motto “By sailor for sailor”.

Growing up in the picturesque coastal town of Genoa, Italy, sailing was more than a hobby for Andrea Casale. It was a way of life. At the age of ten, Casale embarked on a journey that would see him conquer the seas, moving from the small Optimist boats to the grandeur of Olympic campaigns.

With years of experience under his belt, he transitioned to the Olympic single-handed Laser Class, now known as ILCA7. During this time, he crossed paths with the legendary America’s Cup helmsman Francesco Bruni, a period that would prove to be inspiring and transformative.

Andrea Casale then set his sights on catamaran sailing, embarking on another Olympic campaign as helmsman on the fast Tornado, with Gabriele Bruni (Ganga), currently the coach of the Nacra Italian team, as his bowman. But his ambitions didn’t stop there.

Transitioning to One Design racing, Casale excelled in major classes, clinching victories in prestigious regattas such as the J-24 World Championship twice, the Melges20 World Championship, and most recently, the RS21 World Championship. He also made his mark in the grand prix circuits, competing in challenging classes like TP52s, Farr40s, Swan45s, Melges32, and most recently, Class40.

Alongside his success in One Design racing, Casale honed his offshore skills, participating in iconic 600-mile regattas such as the Sydney to Hobart, Fastnet Race, Newport to Bermuda, RORC Caribbean600, and Aegean600. His prowess on the water has seen him sail a diverse range of boats, from dinghies to 100+ footers. 

ABOUT DOYLE SAILS ITALY // Doyle Italy is one of the oldest lofts in the Doyle Sails Group and takes pride in representing one of the most important companies in sailmaking. Doyle Italy has two production lofts in Palermo and La Spezia. The sales and service network reaches all major ports of Italy and Mediterranean Sea. As a leading superyacht and grand prix hub of the Doyle Group, leading technology is utilised with high involvement of the Doyle Global Design Team. In addition to our sail making, our after sales and rigging services are both departments of our business areas that make us proud. Learn more here.

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