Three new faces at Doyle Sails UK

Adrian Stead, Brian Thompson and Peter Greenhalgh have joined Doyle Sails UK Adrian Stead, Brian Thompson and Peter Greenhalgh have joined Doyle Sails UK
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Adrian Stead, Brian Thompson and Peter Greenhalgh have joined the ownership of the Doyle Sails UK business.

Adrian has much Grand Prix racing experience and is a 14 times world champion with teams such as RAN, Bella Mente, Mascalzone Latino and Quantum Racing.

He is also a two-time Olympian and America’s Cup sailor.

Brian has broken the round the world sailing record twice and has sailed round the world non-stop four times.

He was part of the Volvo Ocean Race winning team with Mike Sanderson’s ABN AMRO One crew in 2005/06 and has sailed many short-handed boats including Minis, Class 40s and IMOCA 60s, in which he completed the 2008 Vendee Globe.


Peter has experience in 420s, International 14s, small sports boats such as Melges and J80s and has taken part in three 49er Olympic campaigns.

He has been involved in the Extreme Sailing Series circuit for more than ten years winning four overall titles.

“As a business, we are all about people and I have been focusing on bringing in some world class talent to Doyle Sails over the last few years with great success,” said Mike Sanderson, Doyle Sails International CEO.

“To have the experience and credibility of Ado, Brian and Peter joining the Doyle Sails team is really fantastic news and I am truly excited about working with them as we grow the brand and the business, both in the UK and globally.”

The Doyle Sails UK team is led by MDs Tom and Philippa Milne, with Rob Larke leading the operations team.

The loft first opened for business in 1997.

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